Arab Today, arab today residents flee fierce aleppo clashes
Last Updated : GMT 19:10:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Residents flee fierce Aleppo clashes

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Residents flee fierce Aleppo clashes

Beirut - AFP

Fierce fighting between Syrian rebels and regime forces has sparked an exodus of residents from the northern Aleppo district of Sheikh Maqsud, activists said Sunday. "The Sheikh Maqsud neighbourhood has seen a major exodus after shells hit the area, destroying several homes," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. "Hundreds of cars carrying families were seen leaving the neighbourhood." Battles have been raging in the strategic, predominantly Kurdish neighbourhood, since Friday, as regime troops try to prevent rebels from advancing into the district. Sheikh Maqsud sits atop a hill, with vantage points over all of Aleppo. Its capture would be a key victory for the rebels, allowing them to target significant districts still in regime hands. The Observatory said both the eastern and western parts of the district were under fire, with shelling destroying several homes and causing casualties. Fighting had previously been concentrated in the eastern part of the area, which is home to the district's non-Kurdish Sunni population. On Saturday, the Observatory and Syrian state media reported that rebels had killed a pro-regime Sunni cleric in the neighbourhood, dragging his body through the streets afterwards. Sheikh Hassan Seifeddin "was killed overnight Friday by rebel fighters in the east of the area and his body was dragged through the streets," the Observatory said. State news agency SANA reported that Seifeddin was "assassinated by terrorists who mutilated his body afterwards," while official television station Al-Ikhbariya said he had been "slaughtered" and beheaded. "The ulema (clerics) of Aleppo denounce this despicable crime committed by the enemies of humanity who assassinated Sheikh Hassan Seifeddin and laid his head on the minaret of Al-Hassan mosque in Sheikh Maqsud," the station reported. More than 30 people have been killed in the neighbourhood since the fighting began on Friday, according to the Observatory, which said 146 people were killed throughout Syria on Saturday.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today residents flee fierce aleppo clashes Arab Today, arab today residents flee fierce aleppo clashes

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today residents flee fierce aleppo clashes Arab Today, arab today residents flee fierce aleppo clashes

 



Arab Today, arab today Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Country: سوريا
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday