Rain Hinders Air Traffic in Eastern Aleppo, Deterring Air Strikes

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017
Published: January 13, 2017

Heavy rainfall and thick cloud cover on December 1 hindered air traffic conditions and deterred air strikes in eastern Aleppo, which has faced heavy aerial bombardment in the <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/collections/aleppo-offensive" target="_blank">last two weeks.</a>

The besieged residents of eastern Aleppo used the break in airstrikes as an opportunity to go outside and secure winter clothes and heating supplies, including firewood from destroyed furniture and homes, according to a <a href="https://smartnews-agency.com/ar/wires/211123/%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%B5%D8%B1%D9%88-%D8%AD%D9%84%D8%A8-%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%BA%D9%84%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%81-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B5%D9%81-%D8%A8%D8%B3%D8%A8%D8%A8-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%84%D8%B2%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%A1?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=smartnewsagency" target="_blank"><span class="caps">SMART</span> news agency</a> correspondent on the ground.

Artillery bombardment and heavy fighting on the ground continued, according to <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-syria-weather-idUKKBN13Q456" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, citing a civil defense worker.

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