At Least 23 Civilians Killed in Terrorist Shelling in Aleppo Province

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At least 23 civilians have been killed and 47 wounded in Syria's Aleppo province in the past 24 hours as a result of artillery and mortar shelling by terrorists, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — As the Syrian Army is getting closer to Raqqa backed by the Russian air force, Daesh terrorists are trying to take control of Aleppo.

"The shelling is indiscriminate, targeting not only positions of government forces, but also residential areas. Some 23 civilians were killed and 47 wounded in these attacks," the ministry said in a daily bulletin posted on its website.

He further said that the militants also seek to gain control over the border with Turkey, to cut supply lines of the opposition factions, warring with Daesh in Aleppo.

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