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Activists: Intense bombing of Syria's Aleppo kill 6

  • This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens carry a dead body in the neighborhood of Seif al-Dawleh in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP) سيف الدولة

    This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens carry a dead body in the neighborhood of Seif al-Dawleh in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP) سيف الدولة  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers using a drill to dig through rubble in search for victims in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers using a drill to dig through rubble in search for victims in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens inspect damage buildings after airstrikes hit the Seif al-Dawleh neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens inspect damage buildings after airstrikes hit the Seif al-Dawleh neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Syrian opposition activists are reporting heavy bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo saying at least six people have been killed.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes and artillery struck more than 20 neighborhoods in east Aleppo killing six people.

The Aleppo Media Council, an activist collective, said 15 people, including children, were killed in Saturday's violence in the country's largest city and former commercial center.

Saturday was the fourth day of renewed assaults by Syrian warplanes on eastern Aleppo districts, a rebel-held enclave of 275,000 people. The onslaught began Tuesday, when Syria's ally Russia announced its own offensive on the northern rebel-controlled Idlib province and Homs province in central Syria.