Air raids kill at least 22 in Syria’s Aleppo

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft dropped barrel bombs on the Haidariya and Ard Al Hamra neighbourhoods on Sunday.



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Published: Sun 15 Dec 2013, 7:40 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:32 PM

Syrian activists said government air raids have killed at least 22 people, including 14 children, in the northern city of Aleppo.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft dropped barrel bombs on the Haidariya and Ard Al Hamra neighbourhoods on Sunday.

The anti-government group monitors the Syrian civil war through a network of activists on the ground.

The Observatory also said the number of people killed in the town of Adra northeast of Damascus after an al-Qaida-linked rebel faction attacked on Wednesday has risen to 28.

Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said the dead are primarily members of President Bashar Assad’s minority Alawi sect, as well as a few Druse and Shias. All three sects largely support Assad in the fight against mainly Sunni rebels.


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