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    Militant Shelling in Syria's Aleppo Province Kills Two Children

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    Two children were killed after at least two rockets exploded in the Shiite town of Zahraa, northwest of Aleppo in Syria, according to Syrian media.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — Militant shelling of an area in the north of Syria's Aleppo province has caused the deaths of two children, state media reported Wednesday.

    According to the SANA news agency, at least two rockets exploded in the Shiite town of Zahraa, northwest of Aleppo.

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    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

    In recent weeks, the situation in Aleppo and surrounding areas has deteriorated, as various militant groups, including the Nusra Front, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, have been shelling the city.

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