Aleppo, Syria, has been intermittently targeted by jihadist rockets. Photo: iStock

At least 11 people were killed on Sunday when jihadists fired rockets at the regime-held Syrian city of Aleppo, state news agency SANA reported.

Aleppo sits in the north of the country next to Idlib, a province dominated by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Since President Bashar al-Assad’s regime regained control of Aleppo at the end of 2016, the city has been targeted intermittently by jihadists and rebel fighters.

SANA said the rockets fired by “terrorist groups” killed 11 “martyrs” and wounded 11 civilians in neighborhoods of Aleppo, using terminology used to describe both jihadists and rebels.

The news agency originally reported that six civilians were among the dead, but its latest update did not give a breakdown.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said the rockets were fired by jihadist groups, notably HTS.

It said 20 rockets were fired into several neighborhoods of Aleppo, and put the toll at three dead civilians, including a child, and five members of the security services.

An AFP photographer saw pools of blood and body parts on the ground as well as a car with shrapnel holes.

– with reporting by AFP

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