At least 20 civilians killed in air strikes in Aleppo
More than 20 civilians were killed in air strikes on Tuesday as they fled government advances in Syria's rebel-held part of Aleppo, the Associated Press reported.
Civilians were fleeing to Bab al-Nairab district when government forces pushed their way into a new neighborhood near the Aleppo airport road, the report said. Many of them headed to government and Kurdish-controlled parts of the country, while others were forced deeper into the eastern part of the city. According to the United Nations, up to 16,000 people have already been displaced in recent days of fighting.
The Syrian government has imposed siege on the rebel-controlled zones in Aleppo since July, while air strikes have been destroying hospitals and infrastructure with no aid coming into the area in the last four months.