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25 Oct, 2016 19:19

Latest militant shelling strikes residential area in Aleppo, 4 injured (EXCLUSIVE)

Militants entrenched in the eastern part of Aleppo have carried out another artillery attack, injuring at least four civilians in the western part of the city, RT’s Murad Gazdiev reports.

Militant groups once again targeted West Aleppo’s Hamdaniya district, as they continued to shell residential areas controlled by the government forces. Tuesday’s attack came just a day after three people were killed, including a child, and 28 more injured in another attack on Hamdaniya and Salahuddin neighborhoods.

The latest shelling occurred about 10am local time (07:00 GMT), reported Murad Gazdiev, RT’s correspondent at the scene. He also visited Aleppo University hospital, where the victims of the most recent militant attack were being treated.

Militants and terrorists that took up positions in eastern Aleppo have been constantly and indiscriminately shelling the western part of the city. On October 18, at least three people were killed and dozens injured when the Jamiliya neighborhood was shelled.

READ MORE: 3 killed, 28 injured in militant shelling of govt-held Aleppo (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

The attacks come as Russia and Syrian government forces initiated a humanitarian pause by halting their air strikes a week ago. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the city did not witness any Russian or Syria air strikes for a week.

Officers from the Russian reconciliation center and Syrian authorities also helped 48 women and children to leave the rebel-held area on Monday and provided them with necessary aid. Meanwhile, militants repeatedly sabotaged the ceasefire efforts by shelling humanitarian corridors and killing civilians.

Moscow has been assisting Damascus in its battle against Al-Nusra terrorists, who have turned eastern Aleppo into a militant stronghold.