Posted on November 26, 2018
The strikes come as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were hurt following a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. The latest wave of shelling and air strikes is the most serious violation of a truce reached by Russia and Turkey that brought relative calm to the country’s north for the past two months. The rebels, who have denied carrying out any chemical attacks, accused the Government of trying to undermine the ceasefire. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Thiqa News Agency, an activist collective, said government warplanes pounded rebel-held areas west and south of Aleppo city. The air strikes were the first since the truce went into effect on September 17.