Rescue Workers: Two Days of Bombing Kill 145 in Eastern Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) -
People inspect the damage at a market hit by airstrikes in Aleppo's rebel held al-Fardous district, Syria October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
People inspect the damage at a market hit by airstrikes in Aleppo’s rebel-held al-Fardous district, Syria, Wednesday. (Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail)

Renewed bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo killed 145 people on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Ammar al Selmo, the head of the Civil Defense rescue service there.

Airstrikes targeting rebel-held districts of Aleppo intensified on Tuesday, after a lull of several days which the Syrian army said was designed to allow civilians to leave.

The city has been divided between government and terrorist control for years. “The bombing has been very intense,” Selmo told Reuters on Thursday, speaking from Syria in an area outside Aleppo city.

The Syrian army launched an assault to take terrorist-held areas of Aleppo last month with Russian air support and Iranian-backed militias.