‘Fierce Fighting’: Militants Clashing in Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood District
Al-Nusra Front militants continued overnight to shell the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in northern Aleppo, Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said Monday. “As darkness fell, terrorist groups opened heavy fire from a window of the Castello trade center, which was formerly held by ‘moderate opposition’ forces,” a member of the Russian Defense Ministry’s center based in Hmeymin said.
He said more than 2,000 militants from both terror groups and “moderate opposition” forces had gathered near Sheikh Maqsood, which has been greatly damaged by artillery fire. Dozens of civilians have been killed or injured.