More than 100 civilians have been killed and 700 got injured in August shelling of Syria’s Aleppo, local authorities told reporters on Saturday stressing more than half of the dead are women and children.

Hundreds of badly injured civilians are at hospitals throughout the city. They all are in desperate need for qualified medical assistance.

Biggest destruction is in Aleppo’s southern Hamdaniya. Militants seized an artillery school there and began shelling houses in southern Aleppo. On August 10, a gas tank filled with striking elements hit a passenger bus, several shells were laid on the local market, killing 14 and leaving injured about 50.

Pathologist at the Aleppo University Hashim told reporters in August the militants have been using the tactics of “scorched earth,” as they used against civilians the most heavy weapons they had. “I saw pits of five meters deep, which were left from the explosions. Those shells can destroy a house. My house was also hit,” he said.

People of all ages are facing terrifying tragedy in the city. “I am 17, I have graduated from the 11th grade. I was sleeping at home, then woke up all in blood and could not realize what was happening – I was taken to hospital, underwent surgery – this is all I can remember. Later on, I learned the terrorists had thrown a shell, my father also was injured, my brothers, too,” a local resident, Malik Kasab said.

Another local resident, Nadzhua Katvi said terrorists were hit the city with artillery shells, gas tanks and self-made missiles. “A shell has hit this shop. The owner lost legs. Fragments hit my house balcony, I could barely manage hide my children,” she said.

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étoile
étoile
2016-08-13 17:32

More than 100 civilians killed, 700 injured from rebel shelling of #Aleppo in … https://t.co/P97ooOjCXF #Alep

Jack Freeman
Jack Freeman
2016-08-13 17:58

@leithfadel This “offensive” better be worth it because if it’s not then their blood is on the hands of the generals.

chahuapa
chahuapa
2016-08-13 19:24

Filthy, filthy dirty war.

jojo
jojo
2016-08-13 21:15

“Biggest destruction is in Aleppo’s southern Hamdaniya. Militants seized an artillery school there and began shelling houses in southern Aleppo.”

Why not bomb the artillery school – with either a plane strike or a ballistic missile? Can’t Russia help Syria more precisely?
I truly don’t understand Syria’s tactics and why it allows all these militants to control these areas and keep launching attacks onto civilians from them.

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JoyMadrugada R
2016-08-14 01:36
Reply to  jojo

They bomb it . Actually Before fake rebels capture it 100% they start bombing storage with ammo and artilery weapons (we saw it in video ) Isnt Tactics all situation is in flux thats why . Morning you go for work and noon maybe will bomb you because front change in 2 hours …

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Dr. James Padgett
2016-08-15 05:31

Heartbreaking…

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Jens Holm
2016-08-13 22:12

Shame on them. Assads and Russians only hit hospitals.

Hope its not because they want the United Nations behaving stronger, even I think somebody should stop it.

A more dirty one – if the story is 100% – could be that they cant move their more or less hidden artllery because of airstrikes.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-14 00:29
Reply to  Jens Holm

You know what, Jens? With the number of strikes terrorist report being against hospitals saying Assad made them, nonetheless there wouldn’t be a single hospital standing in Syria but neither in the middle-east, nor in Europe 😉 Some of these supposed strikes were geolocalized… Funny fact, it happened that they crushed some building very near the hospital. Some say that shithadists even used child-hospitals as their HQs, using babies as human shields… And you have certainly noticed how the US backed al-Zenki is a moderate rebel group standing for democracy 😉 And I researched about white helmets : some look… Read more »