Skip to main content

As Aleppo battle rages, citizens suffer from blockade, shelling

Dozens of civilians were killed and wounded in Aleppo after the cease-fire failed and regime forces launched a fierce campaign to recapture the opposition-held neighborhoods in the city.
People dig in the rubble in an ongoing search for survivors at a site hit previously by an airstrike in the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail/File Photo - RTSQ0KN
Read in 

ALEPPO — The Syrian regime’s military airplanes and helicopters are intensely shelling the neighborhoods in Aleppo under the Syrian opposition’s control. On Sept. 28, the warplanes targeted a bakery in al-Maadi neighborhood, east of Aleppo, while people were gathering to buy bread. As a result, six people were killed and five others were wounded.

Al-Halak, Baidin, al-Sakhour, Sheikh Khadr, Masakin Hanano, Sheikh Fares, al-Haydariyat and al-Shakif neighborhoods were shelled on Sept. 30. Seven people were killed and others wounded — as of the time of this writing — while some still remain stuck under the rubble as residential buildings have been destroyed. This scene has been recurring since Sept. 19.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.