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    Syria Claims Over 100 Civilians Killed in Aleppo Since Start of August

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    Over 100 civilians have been killed and 700 have been injured since the start of August as a result of shelling in the Syrian city of Aleppo, local authorities told Russian journalists.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) There are women and children among the dead. The south of the city has been most affected, with over a dozen people having been killed in the area earlier this week when a gas bomb hit a passenger bus and a local market was shelled.

    Russia formed seven round-the-clock humanitarian corridors across Aleppo this month to allow safe passage for civilians and militants wishing to lay down arms.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups such as Daesh, as well as Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front) are not part of the deal. Both groups are banned in Russia and a range of other countries.


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