Loss of life of Aleppo rocket fire ascends to 40

The death toll of the rocket attack that was launched by the rebels against government-controlled areas in Syria's northern city of Aleppo a day earlier rose to 40, state news agency SANA said Saturday.

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Over 200 people were also wounded on Friday when rebel rocket fire struck districts in western Aleppo.

Pro-government websites and news TVs released footage of Friday’s rebel attack on Aleppo, which came as a truce declared by the government unilaterally is to end after midnight Friday.

Government troops are very close to cutting off the Castello road, the only supply route connecting the rebel-held areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo province and the eastern part of Aleppo city.

Aleppo, located near the borders with Turkey, is Syria’s largest city and once an economic hub. It has been a focal point of clashes between the Syrian army and the rebels. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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