Six killed in Syria rebel attack

Six people were killed and 16 wounded Thursday in a rocket attack on a district in Syria`s northern province of Aleppo, Xinhua reported citing state-run SANA news agency.

Damascus: Six people were killed and 16 wounded Thursday in a rocket attack on a district in Syria`s northern province of Aleppo, Xinhua reported citing state-run SANA news agency.

SANA said the rockets, fired by "terrorists", landed near the Mosque of Bilal in Aleppo`s Azamieh district.

The report gave no further details.

The escalating conflict between the rebels and government troops is going on amid international efforts to hold a conference on Syria in Geneva by mid-November.

The clashes are continuing even as international chemical experts are conducting their mission in Syria to oversee the destruction of the country`s chemical weapons arsenal.

Ahmet Uzumcu, the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), had called for a "temporary ceasefire" in Syria to permit the chemical weapons experts to carry out their work quickly.