Victims of Syrian War: 145 killed in last two days of bombing of Syria's Aleppo, say rescue workers

12:04 Oct. 13, 2016

145 killed in last two days of bombing of Syria's Aleppo, say rescue workers

Syrian Civil Defense workers search through the rubble in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria (AP photo)

Many children are among the victims as death toll soars

Renewed bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo killed 145 people on Tuesday and Wednesday, Ammar al Selmo, the head of the Civil Defence rescue service there said, Reuters reports.

Air strikes targeting rebel-held districts of Aleppo intensified on Tuesday, after a lull of several days which the Syrian army said was designed to allow civilians to leave.

"The bombing has been very intense," Selmo told Reuters on Thursday, speaking from Syria in an area outside Aleppo city.

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At least four children were killed in Aleppo on Thursday when shells landed near their school, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The city has been divided between government and rebel control for years. The Syrian army launched an assault to take rebel-held areas of Aleppo last month with Russian air support and Iranian-backed militias.

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