Building damaged in Aleppo war collapses, killing 11

ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAMASCUS, Syria
Published 03.02.2019 14:36
In this photo released by SANA, people inspect a destroyed building where the five-story building collapsed early Saturday. (SANAA Photo via AP)
In this photo released by SANA, people inspect a destroyed building where the five-story building collapsed early Saturday. (SANAA Photo via AP)

A damaged building in the Syrian northern city of Aleppo collapsed Saturday, killing 11 people, including four children, said the Assad regime's news agency.

SANA said the five-story building, damaged during years of war, collapsed early Saturday, killing most of those who were inside. A single person came out alive.

The building was reportedly located in the eastern Salahuddin neighborhood of the city, once held by rebels.

Aleppo had been divided for four years, starting in summer 2012, between a regime-held west and a opposition-held east. In 2016, the Syrian regime launched a months-long offensive that eventually brought the whole city under Assad regime control.

Syria's nearly eight-year conflict has left more than 400,000 people dead and left broad parts of the country destroyed.

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