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A man at a site recently hit by what activists said was a Scud missile in Aleppo’s Ard al-Hamra neighborhood, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Beirut- The Russian military campaign on Aleppo, the capital of Northern Syria, continued for the fifth day in a row. The regime forces alongside supporting groups succeeded in taking control over Handarat Camp, tightening the siege on Aleppo western neighborhoods.

However, later on, the Syrian opposition announced regaining the camp. The military spokesman for the Fastaqim Kama Umirt group Ammar Saqqar told Asharq Al-Awsat that the regime forces and allied groups withdrew from the camp.

Twenty five civilians were killed and dozens were injured due to airstrikes on Aleppo and its surrounding areas.

While the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces denounced the performance of the international society, it called on friendly countries and civil authorities to act to save the civilians and children in Syria.

Seizing Handarat Camp, kilometers away from Aleppo, represents the first land advance of the regime in the attack announced on Thursday.

“The Russian jets carried out airstrikes on several regions in Eastern Aleppo,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. “The raids are intense and continuous,” said observatory director Rami Abdulrahman.

National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces denounced what it described as an insane crime, led by Assad regime and the Russian occupation of Aleppo. In a statement, it described the scene in Aleppo as a catastrophe and the world is taking no action.

The coalition called on friendly governments to take quick procedures in order to save the remaining souls left alive in Aleppo as well as other regions and to save the children and civilians from this insanity going on since around six years.