According to the Italian news agency ANSA, last Friday, violent battles between the rebel forces and the governmental armed services started to ravage an area of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The strategic importance of the neighborood – Sheikh Massud, where the majority of the residents is Kurd – is due to its hill geographic position, permitting to stand above the city.
At 19h44 of the 31st of March, the victims were «at least 43». Between them, there is «an imam and other 14 civilians» (ANSA.IT). Furthermore, many families living in this area of the city would be on teh run.