By Halit Suleyman
ALEPPO, Syria (AA) – Five civilians were killed and seven others injured Thursday when Syrian regime forces shelled a residential area of the northwestern city of Aleppo, local civil defense sources told Anadolu Agency.
The sources, who insisted on anonymity due to fears of reprisal, said regime forces had shelled residential complexes in Aleppo’s opposition-held Al-Ameriyah district.
Casualties, they said, had included women and children.
Meanwhile, Syrian opposition forces killed 30 members of the Daesh terrorist group early Friday after the latter tried to infiltrate the town of Mare (located some 25 kilometers north of Aleppo), local sources told Anadolu Agency.
Opposition-held Mare remains under siege by both Daesh and the PYD, the terrorist PKK group’s Syrian affiliate.
Warplanes deployed by a U.S.-led anti-Daesh coalition, meanwhile, continue to strike Daesh positions on the town’s outskirts.
Daesh has recently taken the villages of Kaljibrin and Kafr Kalbin near the city of Azaz, cutting the road linking opposition-held Azaz to Mare.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected fury and disproportionate force.