Syrian government forces west of Aleppo have launched air strikes and rocket attacks and it have killed five rescue workers and any hopes of a lasting ceasefire begins to crumble.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, The raids hit a centre for the Syrian Civil Defence rescue workers also known as the “White Helmets” in the opposition-held town of Atarib, on the outskirts of Aleppo
The Monitor today said that separate strikes hit civilian neighbourhoods in Aleppo and wounded at least three people, including two children.
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Zouhir Al Shimale, a journalist told Al Jazeera by telephone from Aleppo that “It is a messy situation. From 8am, the aircraft were flying low and the sounds were very loud. They were flying over the [rebel-held area] in Aleppo. There is a feeling among most people that they should stay inside their houses right now”.
He also added that, several shops and businesses were closed on both sides of the city yesterday and today, while schools were closed in the rebel-held part of the city. The schools were closed so that they could not be targeted by air strikes.