Airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo hits hospital, market, kill 18

Among those killed were several children, a nurse, and two hospital staffers.

Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) responded in an official statement to the Syrian rebels' Aleppo Operations Chamber that said they will attack the Kurds after breaking a regime siege on Aleppo city.

Kafr Hamra is near the northern front line in the divided city of Aleppo, where government troops have sealed the main route into opposition areas, effectively trapping almost 300,000 residents.

Doctors working in Aleppo though said the attack, which took place after Syrian opposition fighters made an apparent breakthrough against the government siege on the city, was becoming the "new normal" in Syria.

Members of the Syria Civil Defense, also known as the "White Helmets" for their distinctive protective head gear, pose for a photograph in Aleppo, Syria. Aid groups have said the month of July was one of the worst since the war began in 2011, with some 43 facilities in opposition areas partially or totally destroyed.

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is calling for United Nations -supervised humanitarian access to the contested Syrian city of Aleppo and says a unilateral three-hour daily cease-fire isn't enough.

According to the Associated Press news agency, at least six people were killed in a strike hitting a market in the town of Urem al-Kubra. Urem al-Kubra lies on the road linking Aleppo to the northern rebel-controlled province of Idlib, which has also seen intense bombing.

Separate airstrikes in Syria Friday killed at least 21 people and injured scores of others, local civil defense sources told Anadolu Agency. Pictures on the group's Facebook page showed damage to one of its vehicles and crumbling walls. A veteran member of the team, Khaled Omar Harah, 31, (second from right) holds 2-year-old Mahmoud Idilbi - the "miracle baby" who was buried for 16 days in the rubble of a bombed out house in 2014 before he was rescued.

It wasn't initially known how Harah was killed, but the Syria Civil Defense said Thursday that Russian Federation had carried out a chemical attack in Aleppo that killed four people.

The UN says Russian Federation is willing to discuss its proposal of a 48-hour ceasefire to deliver aid to thousands of Syrians without food, water and medicine in Aleppo.

He spoke after a Syrian government airstrike on the city's eastern Zabadieh neighbourhood, in which at least four barrel bombs were dropped, one of which purportedly released the gas.

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