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Shelling in Syria's Aleppo kills seven civilians

Shelling in neighbourhoods of Aleppo under Syrian government control killed seven people, Middle East Eye reported, citing a war monitor.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombings, which targeted the districts of al-Jamelaiah and Hamadaniyeh, also wounded 20 people on Monday.

Syrian state news agency SANA, which also put the death toll at seven, blamed the shelling on "terrorists" - a blanket term that pro-government media outlets use to describe rebels and militants in the war-torn country.

SANA did not specify what group was behind the attack, but it said that it was launched from al-Rashideen district, west of the city - an area that has seen recent militant attacks by al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

The news agency cited security officials as saying that the bombings targeted commuters at the peak of afternoon rush hour.

The attack follows government-led air strikes that killed dozens of people in the militant-held Idlib province.



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