Aleppo strikes con­tinue

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Pro-govern­ment forces pushed on with their bom­bard­ment of the Syr­ian city of Aleppo yes­ter­day on the second day of an of­fen­sive against the city’s rebel-held east­ern quar­ters. The Bri­tain-based Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights mon­i­tor­ing group said 20 civil­ians have been killed by the fierce bom­bard­ment that re­sumed on Tues­day af­ter a three­week respite. Lo­cal ac­tivists counted at least 50 ar­tillery and air strikes since the morn­ing. The UN es­ti­mates that pro-govern­ment forces have trapped about 275,000 peo­ple in Aleppo’s east­ern quar­ters in a strict block­ade en­forced since Au­gust.

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