Regime barrel bombs fall as Aleppans break fast





Aleppo cityJuly 1, 2015http://syriadirect.org/news/syria-direct-news-update-7-1-15/As the maghreb call to prayer signaled sunset, when Muslims observing Ramadan may break their dawn-to-dusk fast, helicopter-borne barrel bombs struck a rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood, killing 15 worshippers in what is reportedly the regime’s most recent air raid deliberately targeting civilians observing Ramadan, reported Aleppo-based news networks and journalists. The barrel bombs hit the south-central Aleppo neighborhood of Salheen, a mostly residential and commercial district home to apartment blocks, small mobile phone and fuel shops “exactly three minutes after the evening call to prayer,” Shamil Al-Ahmad, a photographer with the pro-opposition Aleppo Media Center told Syria Direct on Wednesday. “We ran to the impact site, where three stores and six cars were burning, completely destroyed, and seven martyrs lay dead.” The regime is targeting civilians “just after the evening call to prayer, when the streets are the most crowded with people breaking the day’s fast,” he added. A Syrian regime helicopter dropped a barrel bomb on the Saad al-Ansari mosque in a village west of Aleppo city last Monday, killing 15 worshipers and injuring 20 others on Monday. Syria Direct reported at the time that worshippers had just broken the Ramadan fast and had begun the evening prayer. On Tuesday, hospitals in Aleppo asked civilians to donate blood to air-strike victims, reported pro-opposition Halab Today on Facebook, as the death toll rose to at least 15 people, wrote the Aleppo Media Center on the same day.
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As the maghreb call to prayer signaled sunset, when Muslims observing Ramadan may break their dawn-to-dusk fast, helicopter-borne barrel bombs struck a rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood, killing 15 worshippers in what is reportedly the regime’s most recent air raid deliberately targeting civilians observing Ramadan, reported Aleppo-based news networks and journalists. The barrel bombs hit the south-central Aleppo neighborhood of Salheen, a mostly residential and commercial district home to apartment blocks, small mobile phone and fuel shops “exactly three minutes after the evening call to prayer,” Shamil Al-Ahmad, a photographer with the pro-opposition Aleppo Media Center told Syria Direct on Wednesday. “We ran to the impact site, where three stores and six cars were burning, completely destroyed, and seven martyrs lay dead.” The regime is targeting civilians “just after the evening call to prayer, when the streets are the most crowded with people breaking the day’s fast,” he added. A Syrian regime helicopter dropped a barrel bomb on the Saad al-Ansari mosque in a village west of Aleppo city last Monday, killing 15 worshipers and injuring 20 others on Monday. Syria Direct reported at the time that worshippers had just broken the Ramadan fast and had begun the evening prayer. On Tuesday, hospitals in Aleppo asked civilians to donate blood to air-strike victims, reported pro-opposition Halab Today on Facebook, as the death toll rose to at least 15 people, wrote the Aleppo Media Center on the same day.