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'Catastrophic medical situation' in Syria's Aleppo

Hospitals in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo are overwhelmed by injured civilians after a string of regime air raids, an aid group said Tuesday, calling the situation "catastrophic". More than 500 people have been killed in Aleppo province over the past two weeks as the Syrian regime drops explosives-packed barrels on residential areas and on schools, markets and hospitals, Medecins du Monde said in a statement.

10 dead as Syria regime shell hits bus in Aleppo city

At least 10 people, including two children, were killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after a regime tank shell hit a bus, an NGO said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the shell hit a bus in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood, adding that the toll could rise because a number of people had been seriously wounded. bur-sah/bpz

10 dead as Syria regime shell hits bus in Aleppo city

At least 10 people, including two children, were killed in Syria's northern city of Aleppo after a regime tank shell smashed into a bus, an NGO said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the shell hit a bus in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood, adding that the toll could rise because a number of people had been seriously wounded. The Britain-based group said a woman was also among those killed in the blast.

517 dead in fortnight of regime strikes in Syria's Aleppo

Regime air strikes on the northern Syrian province of Aleppo have killed at least 517 people since December 15, including 151 children, a monitor said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a string of regime aerial attacks on the province, including second city Aleppo, with raids using explosives-packed barrels, had also killed 46 women. At least 46 opposition fighters, including 34 rebels and 12 jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but the majority of the dead were civilians, the Observatory said.

Truce near Damascus broken as warplanes bomb Aleppo

A day-old truce in a besieged rebel-held town near Damascus broke down Thursday as Syrian warplanes bombed the divided northern city of Aleppo for a 12th straight day, activists said. By Wednesday, the Aleppo air blitz that began on December 15 had killed at least 422 people, mostly civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group relying on activists and other sources inside the war-torn country.

Truce near Damascus broken as warplanes bomb Aleppo

A day-old truce in a besieged rebel-held town near Damascus broke down Thursday as Syrian warplanes bombed the divided northern city of Aleppo for a 12th straight day, activists said. By Wednesday, the Aleppo air blitz that began on December 15 had killed at least 422 people, mostly civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group relying on activists and other sources inside the war-torn country.

Over 400 killed in 10-day air blitz of Syria's Aleppo

A 10-day air offensive by Syria's regime against rebel areas of divided Aleppo and nearby villages has killed more than 400 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday. The Britain-based group said that by Tuesday night the toll since December 15 from air strikes and a bombing campaign using barrels packed with TNT stood at 410, among them 117 children, 34 women, 30 rebel fighters and nine jihadists. ser/bpz

No respite for Syria's Aleppo on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve brought no peace to Syria's devastated northern city of Aleppo Tuesday, where 15 people, including three children, were killed in regime air strikes, a monitoring group said. President Bashar al-Assad's regime has pressed a blistering air attack on rebel-held areas of Aleppo over the past nine days, dropping crude barrel bombs packed with TNT on residential areas and killing hundreds of people, according to activists.

New air strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill dozens

Syrian regime helicopters bombarded residential areas of the divided city of Aleppo with crude explosive-filled barrels, killing dozens of people in a tactic widely condemned as unlawful. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six children were among 56 people killed in so-called barrel bomb attacks and airstrikes in Aleppo and neighbouring villages. Hundreds have been killed during the past week as regime aircraft have dropped TNT-filled barrels on Aleppo, now largely reduced to rubble, activists, medics and other witnesses said.

Toll from airstrike on Syria's Aleppo rises to 42

The death toll from aerial bombing of an Aleppo neighbourhood Sunday has risen to 42, a monitor said, as Syria's air force targeted other areas of the city and nearby villages. "The toll has risen to 42 people killed in Hanano," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, referring to the neighbourhood hit by massively destructive TNT-packed barrel bombs.
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