A series of mortar attacks on Aleppo’s city center have claimed the lives of seven civilians and injured 30 others, the Syrian state TV reported on November 21.
The attacks targeted the heavily populated districts of al-Jamelaiah, Adamiyah, New Aleppo and Saif al-Dawlah in the center of the city.
Local sources in Aleppo said that the causalities include a woman and a child. Some of the wounded are reportedly in a critical condition.
The attacks were likely launched from the western and northern suburbs of Aleppo, which are controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL). The Turkish military also has three observation posts in these areas.
Earlier this month, 6-year old girl Roshan al-Utari was killed when a mortar round struck her family’s apartment in Saif al-Dawlah.
These repeated attacks on Aleppo could force the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to launch a large-scale military operation in teh city’s outskirt.