Syrian army says rebel bombardment of Aleppo killed 84 in three days

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Posted: Oct 31, 2016 9:06 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army said in a statement on Monday that the Nusra Front and what it called other terrorist groups had killed 84 people, mostly women and children, in Aleppo during the past three days in a bombardment that included chemical weapons and rocket fire.

The Nusra Front broke allegiance with al Qaeda and changed its name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in July, and is one of the main rebel groups taking part in an offensive against government-held western Aleppo that began on Friday.

(Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams)