Shelling and airstrikes kill 8 in Syrian city of Aleppo

Rebels seized part of Aleppo city in 2012.

Beirut: Anti-government activists and Syrian state media are reporting that shelling and airstrikes in different neighborhoods of the divided northern city of Aleppo have killed at least eight civilians.

Syria's state news agency SANA said today four people were killed and four others wounded when rocket shells hit the government-controlled al-Khalidia district in Aleppo.

Meanwhile, the anti-government Aleppo Media center said four civilians were killed when airstrikes hit the rebel-held al-Katerji neighborhood.

Bebars Mishal, a member of the Syrian Civil Defense, a team of volunteer first responders operating in rebel-held areas, said the airstrike hit a residence, putting the number of those killed at five members of the same family. He said the search continued for others under the rubble.

Rebels seized part of Aleppo city in 2012.

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