Sunday, December 29, 2013

Airstrikes on Aleppo kill more than 500 since 15 December

Regime airstrikes on the northern Syrian province of Aleppo have killed at least 517 people since December 15, including 151 children, activists said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a string of regime aerial attacks on the pre-war commercial capital, including raids with explosives-packed barrels, had also killed 46 women.

The vegetable market after Saturday's bombing.

A Syrian army air strike on a vegetable market in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 25 people on Saturday, a monitoring group said, continuing a campaign of improvised "barrel bombs" that has drawn international condemnation.
Bashar al-Assad's regime has waged a massive aerial offensive against Aleppo and nearby villages since December 15. Warplanes have launched rockets and helicopters dropped so-called barrel bombs on rebel-held residential areas, often densely populated.

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