Russia says three Syrian army servicemen killed in Aleppo

Three Syrian army servicemen were killed and eight wounded in the last 24 hours by gunfire from militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo, RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing the Russian defense ministry.

It said the Syrian army had thwarted an attack by up to 70 militants west of Aleppo.

Eight civilians were also killed and 22 wounded by gunfire from militants in the past 24 hours, RIA reported.