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#SaveAleppo: Fighting in Syria Kills Hundreds of Civilians

April 29, 2016
A Syrian boy is comforted as he cries next to the body of a relative who died in an airstrike on April 27 in the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Soukour in the northern city of Aleppo. (Karam Al-Masrik/AFP/Getty Images)

#AleppoIsBurning  (#حلب_تحترق) and #SaveAleppo are trending worldwide on social media as deadly fighting intensified in Syria’s divided city of Aleppo, leaving at least 200 civilians dead. Despite a lull in fighting overnight, both government and rebel shelling and attacks quickly resumed on Friday, with reports of several civilians wounded since the morning. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in the United Kingdom and monitors the civil war in Syria along with ISIS’ advances, one person was killed in an airstrike on rebel-controlled areas in Aleppo. Reports indicate that a government airstrike targeted a hospital in Aleppo’s Sukkari district, leaving it completely destroyed. The Free Aleppo Doctors Association said that 50 people were killed in the attack. Can’t be more sad, disappointed, depressed. That’s really the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever seen #حلب_تحترق pic.twitter.com/dmMMge3fm8 — McGregor (@HEELBash) April 29, 2016 Violence also eruptedi n government-controlled areas, with dozens of civilians killed according to official Syrian state media. News of the deadly fighting, which has been taking place over seven days and only recently escalated, was first reported by NGOs and international organisations who expressed concern at the…

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