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Rebels shell Syria's Aleppo, killing at least 12

Rebels shell government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo, killing at least 12

Rebels shell Syria's Aleppo, killing at least 12

BEIRUT (AP) -- An activist group and state media are reporting that Syrian rebels have shelled government-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people.

State-run Syrian TV said Monday's shelling killed 12 people, including children, and wounded 30 in Syria's largest city and former commercial center.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the shelling killed 13 and wounded many others, of which 10 were seriously wounded.

Aleppo has been carved into government- and opposition-held sectors since mid-2012.

Syrian troops and pro-government militias launched an offensive last month in an attempt to besiege rebel-held parts of Aleppo. Intense fighting has been taking place on the outskirts of the city.