Militants of the Islamic State. File photo
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ALEPPO – The Islamic State’s (ISIS) militant fighters attacked on Monday the town of Maree in Syria’s northern Aleppo province with mortar shells, causing casualties among civilians, activists reported.
At least four people were killed and 12 others wounded when ISIS militants bombarded a marketplace in central Maree.
“ISIS militants fired mortar shells from their strongholds in the nearby Talalin town,” local media activist Amer al-Hafiz told ARA News.
“The group has directly targeted a crowded marketplace in Maree,” the source reported. “Four dead bodies have been found so far. Also, 12 seriously injured civilians were pulled from under the rubble on Monday evening.”
Maree town is one of the major strongholds for the Syrian armed opposition in the northern countryside of Aleppo. ISIS has been trying to capture the town in order to reopen a supply line for its militants in the province, especially after losing key areas to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and rebel groups in northern Syria.
Reporting by: Jamil Mukarram
Source: ARA News