Islamic rebels attack pro-Assad forces in Aleppo, killing five

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Fighters of al-Mujahideen Army during clashes in Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – Rebel forces of al-Mujahideen Army targeted on Saturday military bases of the pro-Assad forces in Kallaseh neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo, using heavy artillery in its operation aimed at “weakening regime fist on central Aleppo”, according to the rebels.

At least five members of the pro-Assad military forces were killed during the operation.

Speaking to ARA News, civil rights activist Imad Hussein reported from Aleppo that al-Mujahideen Army fighters targeted gatherings of the pro-regime forces in the Fire Department in Kallaseh neighbourhood “using artillery and missiles”.

“Five soldiers from the pro-Assad forces were killed while several other were injured,” Hussein said.

Meanwhile. fierce clashes erupted between the pro-regime forces and fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo, coinciding with artillery shelling by the pro-regime forces on the vicinity of the clashes area launched from their headquarters near al-Bab road.

Local sources told ARA News that a similar attack launched from the military airport of al-Nairab towards the clashes area, without recording any casualties.

Hussein Abdul Salam, civil activist from the city of Aleppo, stated to ARA News that the pro-Assad warplanes pounded neighborhoods of Qazi Askar and al-Mwasalat in central Aleppo with missiles, without recording casualties.

On the other hand, the death toll caused by the aerial bombardment in al-Atarib town in Aleppo countryside on Friday reached five people, including four children, in addition to dozens of injuries, according to locals.

 

Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

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