Militants shell Syria's Aleppo, killing 7 and wounding 52

Militants shell Syria's Aleppo, killing 7 & wounding 52

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state TV says insurgents have shelled government-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo, killing seven & wounding 52.

It says mortar rounds rained down on five Aleppo neighborhoods Tuesday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on local activists, says the shelling killed six & wounded dozens, adding that the death toll is expected to rise since some were seriously wounded.

p>It says the shelling came amid intense clashes in Syria's largest city & onetime commercial center.

Aleppo has been divided since 2012, with government forces controlling much of western Aleppo & rebel groups in control of the east.

Source: “Associated Press”