Syrian and Russian aircraft step up bombing of Aleppo city: monitor

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Nearly 50 air strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, residents and a monitoring group said. Nathan Frandino reports.

Syrian and Russian aircraft step up bombing of Aleppo city: monitor

Sources say this was one of nearly 50 air strikes to hit the Syrian city of Aleppo this weekend.

Even before the smoke and dust settled over the destruction — video which can not be independently verified shows dozens of residents on scene as the search for survivors begins.

A civil defense worker said at least 32 people were killed in rebel-held parts of the city.

The worker said 18 bodies were pulled from the rubble in this neighborhood alone.

State media reports that rebel shelling also killed dozens of people in government-held areas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says an unidentified war plane also crashed south of Aleppo, in an area where Islamist fighters are battling the Syrian army.

Aleppo has been divided for years between rebels and the government, and, as this latest violence shows — there’s no resolution in sight.

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