DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) â€” Syria's state news agency says at least 14 civilians, including seven children, were killed when rebels shelled a government-controlled neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo.
The state news agency said the shelling Sunday took place in al-Midan neighborhood, once a center for the city's thriving Armenian community.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights moreover reported that 14 were killed in the shelling, which it said took place early Sunday from a nearby rebel-controlled area. The group said government air raids on an adjacent neighborhood killed a child. The Observatory relies on a network of activists on the ground.
p>Aleppo, once the commercial center of Syria, has been divided since 2012, with government forces controlling much of western Aleppo & rebel groups in control of the east.
Source: “Associated Press”