Militants’ Rocket Attacks Kill 6 Children in Syrian City of Aleppo

Militants’ Rocket Attacks Kill 6 Children in Syrian City of Aleppo
Thu Oct 27, 2016 19:00:18

At least six children have been killed and over a dozen people injured after Takfiri terrorists launched rocket attacks on a school as well as a house situated in residential areas of Syria’s Aleppo.

Syria’s official SANA news agency reported that three children lost their lives and 14 students sustained injuries on Thursday when rocket shells hit al-Wataniyeh School in Aleppo’s western neighborhood of Shahba.

The terrorist groups, who carried out the attack, were positioned in Aleppo’s Zahra neighborhood, the report said, adding that the incident caused material damage to the school building and classrooms.

Another rocket attack also struck a house at the residential Assad suburb in al-Hamadaniyeh neighborhood, killing three brothers and injuring another one.

Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, remains divided between government forces in the west and foreign-backed terrorists in the east, making it a frontline battleground.

The Syrian army has set up several humanitarian corridors to facilitate the transfer of the civilians caught up in Aleppo’s terrorist-held parts as well as those militants who lay down arms.

However, reports coming out of Aleppo’s occupied regions indicate that the Takfiri groups are blocking the exit of civilians. They are also using people as human shields and threatening those trying to leave.

In another development on Thursday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a legislative decree, extending for three months the validity of an earlier measure pardoning militants who turn in their weapons.

The order stipulates that the militants who turn themselves in to Syrian authorities, lay down their weapons and release their captives will be granted amnesty, Press TV reported.

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