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Syrian Observatory: 25 killed in Aleppo attacks on Saturday

People inspect a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian government offensive on rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo killed at least 25 people on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The Syrian military announced the major new offensive against the area on Thursday night, since when dozens of people have been killed in fierce bombardments.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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