Syrian army advances in Aleppo

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:45 pm IST

Published - February 01, 2014 04:52 pm IST - Beirut

Syrian activists say that government forces have killed at least six people with barrel bombs dropped by helicopter onto rebel—held areas of the northern city of Aleppo.

Syrian government forces have been intensely shelling Aleppo and its surroundings for several weeks as they advance on areas held by rebels.

Abu Faisal said the shelling appeared intended to flatten buildings and force civilians to flee while allowing ground forces easier entry into rebel—held areas.

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