Over 202 killed in fresh Aleppo violence

Beirut—Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo killed 202 civilians including 18 children during the past seven days of intensified violence in the northern Syrian city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.
Seventy-one civilians, including 13 children, were killed by rebel shelling into government-held areas of the city during the same period, the British-based monitoring group said. Eight more civilians, including three children, were killed by government shelling into areas not under its control in the city, the Observatory said.
Meanwhile, a Syrian military statement said on Friday a “regime of calm” will be enforced in parts of Syria’s Latakia and Damascus regions from 1:00 a.m. (2200 GMT) on April 30, It will last for 24 hours in the Eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus and in Damascus, and for 72 hours in areas of the northern Latakia countryside.—Agencies

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