87 dead in two rocket explosions at Aleppo University as students take exams
According to a Syrian official quoted by SANA, two rocket shells were fired at the university complex.Aleppo’s governor Mohammed Wahid Akkad called the rocket strikes a “terrorist attack that targeted students on their first day of exams.”The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed two explosions hit the university. The second blast may have been caused by a burning car, though there has been no independent confirmation, Reuters reports. The university is located in a government-controlled territory. Aleppo is Syria's largest city and has been fiercely contested between government forces and rebel fighters, who have battled to a stalemate in the strategically important region.Rebels have previously previously carried out bomb attacks against government targets in the city.At least 34 people were killed last October after a string of blasts ripped through Aleppo's main square.