7 Schoolchildren Killed in Terrorists’ Shelling of Government-Held West of Syria’s Aleppo + VIDEO

Sun Nov 20, 2016 20:23:39

At least seven schoolchildren and one woman were killed and dozens injured in fresh attacks on educational and health facilities in government-held Western Aleppo.

The schoolchildren were killed when a rocket hit a basic education school in the al-Forqan neighborhood, a SANA reporter on the scene said, adding that the attack also wounded a teacher and 19 students, who are now in critical condition.

In separate attacks, a woman was killed and dozens injured in the al-Shahbaa neighborhood at the Faculty of Law, al-Basel Hospital for Cardiac Surgery, and Fawzi al-Jesri School.

Militant groups have been shelling residential areas in Western Aleppo on an almost daily basis since the Syrian Army, with the support of Russia and other allies, surrounded Al-Nusra Front terrorists and allied militants in Eastern Aleppo.

The West has accused Moscow and Damascus of causing civilian casualties in the area, while largely ignoring the atrocities committed by the militants.

In the meantime, unrest is growing in militant-held parts of the city, as the population has no food and is not being allowed to leave. Desperate civilians have even attempted to seize a food storage depot used by the terrorists, the Russian Defense Ministry reported earlier in November.

All routes out of Eastern Aleppo are extremely dangerous, as the terrorists have mined the streets leading to humanitarian corridors set up to allow civilians and militants who have decided to quit the resistance to escape. Those who do attempt to flee are being shot at and killed by the militants, according to local reports, which also assert that executions are being carried out in the area on a daily basis; FNA reported.

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