Russia has escalated its airstrikes on the city and countryside of Aleppo as rebel and FSA groups on Thursday pressed on with an offensive launched to break the siege on the eastern parts of the city.
Activists said Russian fighter jets carried out no fewer than 100 airstrikes on the towns of Anadan, Huraytan, Maaret Alartiq, Kafar Hamra, Alawija and Handarat Camp north of Aleppo on Thursday.
The intensifying air raids prompted residents in the liberated parts of Aleppo to cancel the Friday prayers as mosques across Aleppo and its countryside have been repeatedly hit by air raids.
Dozens of civilians, including many children and women, were killed on Thursday in airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian forces on various parts of Aleppo and its countryside. (Source: Syrian Coalition)