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.
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.