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Syrian bombs in rebel-held Aleppo kill at least 15

PTI | Last Updated: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 16:36

Beirut,: Syrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrel bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15.

The activist collectives, the Local Coordination Committees and the Aleppo Media Centre, reported today bombings in Masaken Hanano. The Local Coordination Committee reported 20 people killed, while the Aleppo Media Centre reported 15 killed. It is normal for activists to give different death tolls following bombings.

The crude bombs, cylinders packed with explosives and shrapnel that are hurled from helicopters, blew apart a building, according to footage uploaded by activists to social networks. The footage corresponded to The Associated Press reporting of the event.

Syrian forces have been relentlessly bombing rebel-held areas of Aleppo, trying to wrest full control over the city.

First Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 16:36

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