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At Least 18 Killed, Some 60 Injured in Syrian Militants' Shelling of Aleppo

© Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin / Go to the photo bankAftermath of mortar shelling of Aleppo
Aftermath of mortar shelling of Aleppo - Sputnik International
18 people were killed and over 60 civilians were injured after he radical extremists shelled Syrian Aleppo's residential areas, including the city's districts of Midan, Azizia and Villat, according to a medical source.

ALEPPO (Syria) (Sputnik) — At least 18 people were killed and more than 60 people were injured in a Friday mortar attack carried out by militants in the Syrian northern city of Aleppo, a medical source told RIA Novosti.

Earlier in the day, the radical extremists shelled Aleppo's residential areas, including the city's districts of Midan, Azizia and Villat.

"By the moment 18 people are killed. Over 60 civilians are injured," the source said, speaking about the casualties.

Syrian Army servicemen in Aleppo. - Sputnik International
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Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition groups, as well as terrorist formations.

Fighting in Aleppo has escalated over the past few weeks, with the Syrian army and local militia forces having managed to encircle large groups of militants in eastern districts of Aleppo.

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