Syria barrel bomb death toll rises to 71 civilians: monitor

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Syria barrel bomb death toll rises to 71 civilians: monitor

Regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Al Bab and in eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo.

By (AFP)

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Published: Sat 30 May 2015, 3:11 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:18 PM

UPDATE:  “The toll of the regime barrel bomb attacks on Aleppo province has risen to 71 civilians, including 59 in the city of Al-Bab and 12 in Aleppo city,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.


Beirut — A series of barrel bombs dropped by Syria’s regime killed at least 45 civilians and wounded dozens in Aleppo province on Saturday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

“At least 45 civilians were killed, and dozens were wounded, when regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Al Bab and in eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo,” the Britain-based Observatory reported.

Al Bab, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast of Aleppo city, is controlled by the Daesh group, while the east of the provincial capital is in rebel hands. 



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