Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes as pause ends

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Syrian state television said Syria's air force carried out attacks against what it called "terrorist strongholds" and supply depots in the old city of Aleppo on Tuesday, citing what it described as "special sources".

The Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, is a first responder group that operates in rebel-held areas across the country. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three people had been killed in rebel-held Aleppo on Tuesday, and strikes also hit the Sheikh Faris, Bab al-Nairab, Qadi Askar and al-Qaterji districts.

However, after Damascus and Moscow announced their pause in strikes last month, a move they said was to let those who wished to quit besieged areas, rebels launched their own assault that killed dozens of civilians in west Aleppo, according to the UN.Â

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