The police of the Syrian city of Aleppo confirmed Friday that a school in the city’s west was shelled, accusing militants of the attack.
On Thursday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that terrorists had shelled a school in the Hadaiq al Andalus region. Three children were killed, while more than 10 were hospitalized with heavy wounds, he added.
“There are no servicemen in this region, only schools. Despite this, terrorists struck exactly here while classes were underway. Innocent children died,” police chief Zuhir Said Aldin said, as broadcast on the Rossiya 1 television channel.
During the recent months, Aleppo has been a battlefield between government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups. The fighting has also affected thousands of civilians in the embattled city.