FILE - A Syrian rebel, left, takes a selfie as fellow fighters fire a missile in Aleppo province, May 9, 2019.
FILE - A Syrian rebel, left, takes a selfie as fellow fighters fire a missile in Aleppo province, May 9, 2019. Syrian insurgents shelled a government-held rural area in the province Sunday, reportedly killing 12 civilians.

DAMASCUS - Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of Aleppo, striking a wedding party and killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 15, state media said Monday.

The attack late Sunday took place in the village of Wadehi, south of Aleppo city, which abuts the last rebel-held enclave.

Syria's state TV Al-Ikhbariya said children were among those killed and some of the wounded were in critical conditions. The TV said as people tried to escape from the scene of the attack, more rockets landed among those fleeing.

One woman told the TV that a missile landed in a room where four girls were, killing them. Another girl said her two sisters and one brother were killed in the strike.

A doctor speaking to the TV station said three of the wounded were in critical condition. Images from inside an Aleppo hospital broadcast on al-Ikhbariya TV show men and children lying on stretchers, some with their heads bandaged, while others have what appears to be abdomen wounds.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported fatalities, saying four children were killed in the attack.

Al-Ikhbariya TV said the military responded to the source of fire, areas controlled by insurgents in the nearby rebel stronghold.

Fighting has raged over the last seven weeks in northwestern Syria as government forces press an offensive toward the last rebel stronghold in the country's eight-year civil war.

The violence has displaced hundreds of thousands inside the rebel enclave, which is home to 3 million people, most of them already displaced from earlier violence in Syria. At least 300 civilians were killed in government bombings, and over two dozen health facilities were put out of service following airstrikes.



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