BELGRADE – Aleppo University is now in the frontline between Syrian army and opposition forces. Syrian students are trying to raise public and international awareness about civilian suffering and willing of the people to live in peace. For that they’ve organized an action in Aleppo in support of the Syrian army.
On November 9, the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh took out their frustrations on the civilians of Aleppo after suffering several setbacks on the battlefield.
Using hellfire cannon and artillery shells, Jaysh Al-Fateh attacked the dormitories of Aleppo University, massacring at least 7 students inside of dorms and wounding more than 25 others in the process. According to Aleppo Police Command, cited by SANA news agency, all of the victims were either students or members of displaced families and locals.
According to a military source inside of Aleppo, the jihadist rebels purposely targeted the Aleppo University dorms in order to take out their frustrations on the people of the provincial capital.
University of Aleppo is a public university located in Aleppo, Syria. It is the second largest university in Syria after the University of Damascus.
During 2005-2006 the University had over 61,000 undergraduate students, over 1,500 graduate students and approximately 2,400 faculty members. The university has 25 faculties and 10 intermediate colleges.