October 13, 2016 / 7:07 AM / a year ago

Observatory: Shells kill four children in govt-held Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least four children were killed in a government-held area of western Aleppo on Thursday when shells landed near a school, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Syrian state news agency SANA said the school in the al-Suleimaniya area had been targeted in what it described as a terrorist attack. Aleppo has been divided between government and rebel control for years.

(Story corrects to clarify that shells landed near the school, not in it.)

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Tom Perry and Alison Williams

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