Heaviest Russian raids on Syria's Aleppo in days: Monitor

AFP , Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Rebel fighters ride on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon, as they drive past damaged buildings, in the northern Syrian rebel-held town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, October 9, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)

At least eight civilians were killed on Tuesday in the heaviest Russian bombardment in days of rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said eight civilians were killed in the Bustan al-Basha and Fardos districts in the east of the city.

"This is the heaviest Russian bombardment since the Syrian regime announced it would reduce the bombardment" on October 5, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

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