18:51 GMT02 April 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    The police of the Syrian city of Aleppo confirmed Friday that a school in the city’s west was shelled, accusing militants of the attack.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Thursday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that terrorists had shelled a school in the Hadaiq al Andalus region. Three children were killed, while more than 10 were hospitalized with heavy wounds, he added.

    "There are no servicemen in this region, only schools. Despite this, terrorists struck exactly here while classes were underway. Innocent children died," police chief Zuhir Said Aldin said, as broadcast on the Rossiya 1 television channel.

    During the recent months, Aleppo has been a battlefield between government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups. The fighting has also affected thousands of civilians in the embattled city.


    Terrorists Use Grad Missile Systems to Launch Offensive in Aleppo's South-West
    Red Cross Welcomes Russian Push for Humanitarian Truce in Aleppo
    Russian Reconciliation Center: 15 Tonnes of Aid Delivered to Aleppo
    Militants Derail Attempt to Evacuate 40 Civilians From Eastern Aleppo
    UNSC Members Fail to Agree on New Zealand Draft Resolution on Aleppo
    UN Must Provide Proof of Alleged Russian Aerial Bombing in Aleppo - Churkin
    UN Failed to Carry Adequate Medical Evacuations in Aleppo - Churkin
    'Best Recipe': Aleppo to Return to Normal Life Only if Terrorists Leave City
    Battles for Mosul, Aleppo to Cause 'Refugee Flow, Brain Drain, Ethnic Conflicts'
    Russian Aerospace Forces Conduct No Actions in East Aleppo in Past Days
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook