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Syria raid on Aleppo kills 25, including 6 children

At least 25 people, including six children, were killed in a single airstrike on Aleppo Sunday, a monitoring group said, part of a week-long regime bombing campaign that has killed hundreds. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group relying on activists and other witnesses inside Syria, said another 17 people were critically wounded when regime aircraft dropped "TNT-packed barrels" on the Hanano neighbourhood. ser/jk

New air strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill dozens

Dozens of people were killed in an eighth day of air strikes on Aleppo in Syria on Sunday, a watchdog said, as a bombing in Homs killed five schoolchildren. "Dozens of people were killed or wounded" in attacks that saw loyalist warplanes drop so-called barrel bombs near the Friday market in Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Separate attacks also targeted the rebel-held Sakhur, Ahmadiyeh, Baideen and Ard al-Hamra neighbourhoods of the former commercial capital, it said.

New air strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill dozens

Dozens of people were killed in an eighth day of air strikes on Aleppo in Syria on Sunday, a watchdog said, as a bombing in Homs killed five schoolchildren. "Dozens of people were killed or wounded" in attacks that saw loyalist warplanes drop so-called barrel bombs near the Friday market in Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Separate attacks also targeted the rebel-held Sakhur, Ahmadiyeh, Baideen and Ard al-Hamra neighbourhoods of the former commercial capital, it said.

Body of British doctor who died in Syria returns to family

The body of British doctor Abbas Khan who died in a Syrian jail was brought to Lebanon on Saturday for repatriation, as Human Rights Watch accused Damascus of "wreaking disaster" in Aleppo. Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, meanwhile, held talks with Iran's foreign minister on the Syrian conflict, after negotiators failed to agree on a role for Tehran in an international peace conference next month. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Khan's body was returned to his family and to British officials in Lebanon.

Body of British doctor who died in Syria returns to family

The body of British doctor Abbas Khan who died in a Syrian jail was brought to Lebanon on Saturday for repatriation, as Human Rights Watch accused Damascus of "wreaking disaster" in Aleppo. Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, meanwhile, held talks with Iran's foreign minister on the Syrian conflict, after negotiators failed to agree on a role for Tehran in an international peace conference next month. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Khan's body was returned to his family and to British officials in Lebanon.

Syria regime raining death on Aleppo

Syrian regime forces are raining death on Aleppo, killing hundreds of people in air strikes that were either "criminally" indiscriminate or "deliberately" aimed at civilians, a rights group said Saturday. "Government forces have really been wreaking disaster on Aleppo in the last month, killing men, women, and children alike," said Ole Solvang, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch. "The Syrian Air Force is either criminally incompetent, doesn't care whether it kills scores of civilians -- or deliberately targets civilian areas," Solvang added.

Syria mosque shelling kills cleric, Aleppo rebels advance

Syrian army shelling of a mosque in the central city of Homs killed a prominent cleric Friday, while Islamists rebels in Aleppo to the north made a fresh advance, a monitoring group said. "Two people were killed in shelling by regime troops of the Raees mosque in the Waar neighbourhood" of Homs city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The group's director Rami Abdel Rahman said one of those killed was Sufwan Mashraqa, a Sunni Muslim cleric who was leading Friday prayers in the mosque.

Syria extends air campaign on Aleppo region

Syrian warplanes pounded northern Aleppo for a fifth consecutive day Thursday, unleashing their firepower against several rebel-held villages in the province, activists and a monitoring group said. The latest attacks have killed at least 10 people in just two of the targeted villages, among them four women and two children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syria extends air campaign on Aleppo region

Syrian warplanes pounded northern Aleppo for a fifth consecutive day Thursday, unleashing their firepower against several rebel-held villages in the province, activists and a monitoring group said. The latest attacks have killed at least 11 people in just two of the targeted villages, among them four women and two children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syria extends air campaign on Aleppo region

Syrian warplanes pounded northern Aleppo for a fifth consecutive day Thursday, unleashing their firepower against several rebel-held villages in the province, activists and a monitoring group said. "After four days of helicopters dropping barrel bombs on Aleppo city, the regime changed the direction of its raids and struck the village of Tal Alam near Sfeira" southeast of Syria's second city, the Aleppo Media Centre said on Facebook. Another activist network in the province, Shahba Press, reported air raids on Daret Ezza, Marea, Minbej and Anadan north of Aleppo city.
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