(BREITBART) — ALEPPO, Syria (UPI) -- Both sides accused each other of slaughter as an opposition group said Syrian troops bombed Aleppo and the government said Islamic rebels executed civilians.
Syrian military officials said more than 80 civilians in Adra were executed by Islamic rebels and other civilians were kidnapped for use as human shields, RT reported Monday.
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Government forces were conducting a large-scale operation against Jabhat al-Nusra and Liwa Al-Islam fighters, who recently captured the town. Syria's official news agency said about 1,000 militants were Adra when government-backed forces entered the town Friday.
The opposition group Local Coordination Committees said aerial attacks by Syrian government forces in Aleppo killed at least 83 people, including at least 27 children and eight women, Sunday. At least 50 people were reported injured.