Armenian District of Aleppo Damaged after Missile Attack

A scene from an Aleppo neighborhood after Tuesday's missile attacks


ALEPPO (Armenpress)—The Syrian city of Aleppo came under attack from missiles in the midst of continued fighting between government forces and Islamic extremists, including ISIS forces. The Armenian districts of the city came under particularly heavy attack on Tuesday. Residents there are reporting casualties and heavy damage.

Eight deaths and 36 injuries have been recorded so far following the missile attack, which also caused heavy material damage.

UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura says Damascus is prepared to suspend its aerial bombardment of Aleppo for six weeks for a trial ceasefire, according to the BBC.

De Mistura said the Syrian pledge offered a glimmer of hope although it is unclear when it would take effect.

The opposition Syrian National Council says the government will be judged by actions rather than words.

Government forces have been engaged in heavy fighting as they try to cut a crucial rebel supply route.

More than 100 soldiers and rebels were reported to have been killed on Tuesday as the army captured several villages north of the city.

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