Rocket hits Aleppo residential area, multiple casualties reportedA large explosion reportedly caused by rockets has hit a central neighborhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo, local state-run television said, blaming the violence on a ‘terrorist group’. A TV report showed a building collapsed into rubble. The number of casualties was not immediately known, though the TV report showed crowds of people pulling bloodied bodies from the rubble, Reuters said.A video broadcast on Syrian state TV showed the collapsed floors of the targeted building in a government-controlled area of the city, AP reported.The latest news from Aleppo coincides with reports from activists in another Syrian city, where an explosion near Al-Husain mosque in Deraa reportedly caused several deaths and injuries.The situation in Aleppo has deteriorated in the past few days. On January 15, two rocket explosions hit the University of Aleppo, killing at least 87 people and injuring 160.
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