Shelling attacks on residential areas by terrorists in the Syrian city of Aleppo killed more than 130 children since the beginning of September, a medical source said on Thursday.
“The number of children who have been killed since September is probably more than 130, because there are clinics and private hospitals on the outskirts of the city. The injured and killed are often brought there during heavy shelling, so we cannot count them,” the source in Aleppo’s central hospital said, Rossiya Segodnya reported.
Registration books of the two largest hospitals in the city show that all children died from shrapnel and gunshot wounds.
Fighting in the city of Aleppo intensified after numerous violations by militant groups made the cessation of hostilities unreasonable and the Syrian Army declared an end to the week-long ceasefire on September 19, blaming militants for its failure.
Earlier in the day, terrorists shelled a school in one of Aleppo’s districts, killing seven and injuring more than 19 children.