U.S.-Backed Rebels Continue Advances Against Isis In Aleppo

U.S.-Backed Rebels Continue Advances Against Isis In Aleppo

U.S.-backed rebels continued to make rapid advances in an offensive against Islamic State (ISIS)-held areas in Aleppo province, as video posted to social media websites purported to show vehicles ablaze in the aftermath of air strikes in al-Sakhour, Aleppo.

The U.S.-backed advances are aimed at denying ISIS any access to the Turkish frontier, which is crucial for supplies of arms and food.

Separately, militants from radical Islamic groups led by al-Qaeda offshoot Nusra Front consolidated gains in the last 24 hours in southern Aleppo, according to rebel groups.

In the clips posted online, fire response personnel can be seen tackling flames rising from vehicles in al-Sakhour, Aleppo after purported air strikes.

Another clip is said to show a Syrian child crying out in pain as his injured father is removed from an ambulance following what was said to be an air strike on al-Sakhour, Aleppo.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from air strikes on Aleppo had risen to 35 on Saturday.

It added that 24 people, including six children, were killed following shelling by Islamic and militant factions attacking government-held areas in several areas of the city.