Rebels Violate Ceasefire With Grad Rockets and Car Bombing in Southern Aleppo

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20174 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

As reports mounted of regime ceasefire violations in besieged Aleppo on <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/151658?collection=aleppo-offensive" target="_blank">December 14</a>, Jaish al-Fateh rebels inside the city mounted multiple attacks against pro-Assad forces in the southern Jisr al-Hajj area with both Grad rockets and a car bombing.

The car bombing was carried out by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighter Abu Islam, according to video released by the group, previously affiliated with al-Qaeda under the Jabhat al-Nusra flag. <a href="https://twitter.com/MousaAlomar/status/809069109552025600" target="_blank">Activist reports</a> suggest that a number of pro-Assad forces, mostly Lebanese and Iraqi militiamen, were killed in the car bombing attack. Such incidents occurred during the daytime hours of December 14. <a href="https://twitter.com/PrimoAhmad/status/809170672668835851" target="_blank">Activists inside the city</a> have said that clashes came to a halt during the late evening hours of December 14, just hours ahead of planned evacuations for wounded civilians out of the city.

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