A civilian was killed and at least eight others were injured in a series of mortar attacks that targeted the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 6.
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the shelling targeted the districts of al-Sirian and al-Jamelaiah as well as the Palace of Justice in Aleppo’s city center.
“The terrorist attack also caused material damage to people’s homes and public and private property,” the SANA’s reporter in Aleppo said.
Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which controls key positions northwest and west of Aleppo, was held responsible for the deadly attacks. The terrorist group has not commented on the matter, so far.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) responded to the attacks by pounding HTS’ positions in the vicinity of Aleppo’s city center with artillery and rockets.
These provocations could force the SAA and its allies to resume their ground operations in the so-called Greater Idlib region. Earlier in 2019, the army liberated dozens of villages and towns in northern Hama and southern Idlib from the terrorist group.