Opposition bombs residential neighborhood in Syria’s Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, rockets fell on the new al-Shahba neighborhood in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria, in a remarkable security development since the escalation of the mutual shelling between the government forces and opposition factions in the countryside of Aleppo and the Idlib region in northwestern Syria.

One of the shells fell on the roof of a building, which damaged it, but no injuries were reported, an eyewitness in the neighborhood said.

A source in the government forces in Aleppo suggested that the source of the missiles was the Darat Izza area northwest of the city, which is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

The bombing of the city coincided with the military build-up of government forces on the fronts of the western countryside of Aleppo and Idlib, and with the announcement of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) that it was ready to repel any possible attack by the  government forces on its areas of control.

Reporting by Najm al-Salih