UN says tank shell hits its Aleppo office

November 1, 2016 00:09

GENEVA - A tank shell hit the United Nations office in western Aleppo on Sunday, damaging the top floors of a building that is well known to be the UN base in the contested Syrian city, a UN statement said on Monday.

"It is appalling that the building that houses the UN offices was directly targeted," the top UN official in Syria, Ali Al-Za'tari, said in a statement.

"We strongly condemn the increased violence in all of Aleppo, east and west, which has resulted in the death and injury of scores of civilians, including children."

The UN statement did not mention any people being hurt by the explosion, nor did it specify how it was known to be a tank shell, rather than any other type of munition, or which side was responsible for firing the shell.

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