Aleppo witnessed another bloody day today, in which helicopters released 23 barrels on the city and its suburbs in addition to conducting warplane airstrikes. This was alongside ISIS attacks on the eastern and northern countryside of the city.
A helicopter released an explosive barrel on the street of the Ibrahim al-Khaleel Mosque in the al-Sha’aar district, killing five among them three from the Qassab family.
Three barrels were also dropped on Bab al-Neirab, one of which destroyed a number of cars and killed three people, the bodies of two of which were totally blackened as a result.
In al-Qattana, the fall of a barrel on a Power Adaptor which served the al-Sakhoor plant and Hanano led to a black-out across the majority of the districts of Aleppo under opposition control.
At least three were killed and more than ten injured when a barrel was released on Qadi Askar. The barrel also partially destroyed the ancient district mosque and a number of houses.
Two explosive barrels- which did not explode- were dropped on al-Ma’aadi, killing a female child and a young man, injuring many, and destroying three houses.
A woman was also killed, and many injured, when a barrel fell on al-Maysar district.
The dropping of barrels on the districts of Masakin Hanano, al-Indharaat, Ba’eedayn, Ard al-Hamra, al-Sakhoor, Deir Haafir, Muheet Matar Kwairis, Duhrat Awad and the area of al-Sana’ah al-Qadimah were all recorded, leaving behind many injured and great destruction.
Due to the droppin of three barrels on the city of Al-Bab, 12 were injured, the majority of them children.
In addition, war planes launched a strike between Dawaar Tadif and Madkhal Madinat al-Bab, leading to the injury of six people.
War planes also targeted Tal Rif’at with heavy artillery, and Al-Bab was targeted with bombs.
This increase in the dropping of explosive barrels on areas under opposition control by the Syrian regime, comes at the same time that ISIS attacks the eastern rural area of Aleppo, and after it gained control of the villages of Akhtarin and Arshaaf.
ISIS also attacked the city of Maari’ Tal Rif’at with mortar rockets, and reports suggest that the group will proceed to attack the southern rural area in the coming hours.
All in all, 23 were documented to have been killed today, among them 16 that died due to bombing by the regime and seven due to shelling and clashes with ISIS.