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Eight civilians in Syria die in jihadist projectile attack against Aleppo

January 16, 2020

Three soldiers and seven rebels die in an attack in the north of the country

MADRID, Jan. 16 (EUROPE PRESS) –

At least eight civilians have died this Thursday from the impact of projectiles fired by jihadist groups in a residential neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo (north), according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The agency, based in London and informants in the Arab country, has indicated that the rockets have hit the Sukari neighborhood and added that among the deceased there is a minor.

Eight civilians in Syria die in jihadist projectile attack against AleppoEight civilians in Syria die in jihadist projectile attack against Aleppo

He also said that the attacks have resulted in at least 25 wounded, several of whom are in serious condition, so he has warned that the death toll could increase in the coming hours.

In recent months there have been several similar attacks by jihadist groups that have positions in the surroundings of the city.

On the other hand, three soldiers and seven rebels have died from a car bomb attack against the headquarters of the Ahrar al Sharqiya group in the town of Sluk, located in the province of Raqqa, according to the Observatory.

Parts of northern Syria were left in the hands of the Turkish Army and the rebel groups it supports in the wake of the 'Operation Peace Spring', launched in October against Kurdish forces.

The offensive began days after the president of the United States, Donald Trump, took a 180-degree turn to the Washington alliance with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS), until then a key ally in the fight against the Islamic State, and withdrew its troops from the area to allow the operation.

On October 22, following a previous ceasefire agreement with the United States, Turkey agreed with Russia the deployment of Syrian Army forces supported by Russian military police in northeastern Syria but outside the area with Turkish military presence.

In addition, Russia and Turkey agreed that Syrian regime forces and Russian military police would facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish militiamen at a distance of 30 kilometers from the border and the start of Russian and Turkish patrols ten kilometers from the border both in the direction East as west of the area of ​​the Turkish military operation, excluding the city of Qamishli.

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