World Bulletin / News Desk
A former Syrian parliament member and three members of his family were killed Sunday in a rebel-held area near the northern city of Aleppo, the state news agency SANA reported.
It said "terrorists," the term the Syrian government uses for rebels, fired at Ibrahim Azzouz's car in Sheik Said neighborhood near the city's airport, killing him along with his wife and their two daughters.
Rebels captured the strategic Sheik Said neighborhood southeast of Aleppo on Saturday. It was a significant blow to regime forces because the area includes the road the army has used to supply troops.
The Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which opposes the regime, said government troops bombarded a building in in Aleppo's rebel-held neighborhood of Eastern Ansari and killed at least 11 people, including five children.
The Aleppo Media Center, a network of anti-regime activists in the city, said 15 people were killed in the shelling of Eastern Ansari.Last Mod: 04 Şubat 2013, 10:48