Syrians evacuate an injured man following an air strike on a rebel-held neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 29, 2016 (AFP Photo/Ameer Alhalbi)
Syrians evacuate an injured man following an air strike on a rebel-held neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 29, 2016 (AFP Photo/Ameer Alhalbi)

Government shelling on rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo killed 65 people, including eight children, and wounded hundreds of others, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Rebel shelling on government-controlled areas killed 54 civilians, including seven children, the London-based watchdog added.

The Observatory pointed out that as many as 5,100 people have been killed in Aleppo in the last two months, as a U.S.-Russian-sponsored truce failed to bring a prolonged peace in the city.

Meanwhile, state news agency SANA reported that five people were killed on Friday by renewed rebel shelling on western Aleppo.

For months, the Syrian government and Russia have been urging rebels to leave Aleppo, offering them safe passages to other rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib.

The rebels, however, turned down all offers, which has resulted in intensified violence. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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