04:35 GMT +319 July 2019
Listen Live
    Smoke billows in Aleppo's Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood on November 28, 2016

    Some 50 Civilians Remain in Aleppo Hospitals After Militants Shelling - Hospital

    © AFP 2019 / GEORGE OURFALIAN
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 37

    Some 50 civilians had been sent to Aleppo hospitals after shelling by the militants, the representative of the central Aleppo hospital told RIA Novosti Wednesday, adding that at least four people had been killed.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — A source from Syrian militia told RIA Novosti that the Syrian army initiated an artillery attack on the remaining terrorists' positions in eastern Aleppo.

    "During terrorists' mortar attack of Bustan al-Qasr and Mogambo districts 4 people died, more than 50 injured were hospitalized," the representative of the hospital said.

    Since 2012, Aleppo, formerly the largest city in Syria, has been heavily involved in the conflict between the government forces and militants, which led to the city eventually divided into the western districts held by the government and regularly attacked by the militants holding on to the eastern districts.

    On Tuesday, the Russian reconciliation center said that the Syrian government army was controlling over 98 percent of the territory of Aleppo, with militants present in less than 1 square mile of the city's territory.

    Related:

    Assad Vows to Retake Palmyra After Liberating Aleppo
    Italian Prime Minister Calls Situation in Aleppo 'Unacceptable Tragedy'
    Syria Devising Master Plan to Restore Aleppo’s Cultural Heritage
    Tags:
    hospital, shelling, Syria, Aleppo
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik