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Heavy shelling hits rebel Aleppo: monitor

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The charred body of a rebel fighter lies on a street in the Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood, in Aleppos Old City
The charred body of a rebel fighter lies on a street in the Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood, in Aleppos Old City

BEIRUT (AFP) - 9 Dec. 2016- Syrian government artillery bombarded the rebel enclave in the heart of Aleppo on Friday despite its ally Russia's announcement of a new humanitarian pause, a monitor said.

Air strikes halted on Thursday evening following Moscow's announcement but shelling continued throughout the night and into the morning, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

An AFP correspondent in the rebel-held enclave reported hearing the boom of artillery through the night.