Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

'State of panic' as bombs fall on Aleppo, Syria rebels say


Aleppo, Syria (CNN) -- Reports of bloodshed in Syria's largest city continued unabated Tuesday as an activist group said it had photographic evidence of heavy weapons used near residential parts of the Aleppo area.

Fierce artillery shelling fell on several Aleppo neighborhoods Tuesday morning "amid a state of panic among residents," opposition activists said.

"Many people" were injured in the Shaar neighborhood, which is suffering a humanitarian crisis amid a lack of doctors and medical supplies, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.

CNN's Ben Wedeman in Aleppo described a dire situation in which men, women and children waited 1 1/2 hours to receive free bread from the rebel Free Syrian Army. Many started to pack up and leave.

At least 11 people were killed across Syria early Tuesday, the LCC said. Read More