Aleppo bombed as Syrian army begins "calm" plan elsewhere

April 30, 2016 6:43 PM

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Aleppo bombed as Syrian army begins "calm" plan elsewhere

BEIRUT Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday as a temporary "calm" declared by Syria’s military took effect around Damascus and in the northwest.

It was the ninth day of deadly bombardments in Aleppo, which has borne the brunt of increased fighting that has all but destroyed a February ceasefire and killed nearly 250 people in the northern city since April 22, a monitoring group said.

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