Smoke rises between buildings after shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo's district of Salah Edinne.

Moscow - Russia said on Friday it was “extremely worried” by violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo and called for an immediate halt to the bloodshed.

A Foreign Ministry statement also said deliveries of weapons from abroad and other support for rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad contradicted international attempts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis. - Reuters