A Syrian rebel loads an anti-aircraft machine gun atop an armoured vehicle in Atareb, 25 kms east of Aleppo, on July 31
A Syrian rebel fighter loads an anti-aircraft machine gun atop an armoured vehicle in Atareb, 25 kms east of Aleppo, on July 31. Syria's military has used fighter jets to fire on Aleppo, the country's second city, the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) spokeswoman told AFP on Wednesday. © Ahmad Gharabli - AFP/File
A Syrian rebel loads an anti-aircraft machine gun atop an armoured vehicle in Atareb, 25 kms east of Aleppo, on July 31
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Last updated: August 1, 2012

Syrian military used fighter jets to fire on Aleppo, according to UN source

Syria's military has used fighter jets to fire on Aleppo, the country's second city, the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) spokeswoman told AFP on Wednesday.

"Yesterday they (UN observers) saw firing from a fighter aircraft" on Aleppo, said Sausan Ghosheh. "They are jets."

The UN observers, deployed in Syria to monitor a UN-Arab League-brokered truce that never took hold, have witnessed heavy fighting in Aleppo, Ghosheh told AFP.

"We are deeply concerned about the heavy fighting in Aleppo. The last 72 hours saw a significant increase in the level of violence in the southeast neighbourhoods of Aleppo, around Salaheddin area."

Fighting between regime forces and rebels has raged in Aleppo, Syria's commercial hub, since July 20.

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