At least 53 civilians were killed Tuesday in regime attacks in the northwestern city of Aleppo, according to a civil defense official who spoke to Anadolu Agency.
A total of 828 civilians
The fierce bombardments have forced hospitals and other medical facilities in the war-battered city to cease operations while most academic activities have been completely halted.
The stepped-up attacks come within the context of attempts by the Russia-backed Bashar al-Assad regime and its allies to wrest control of eastern parts of the city four years after they were captured by armed opposition groups.
Syria has been locked in a devastating civil war since early
Since then, hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have been killed and millions more displaced by the conflict.
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