Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 36 in Aleppo: monitor




 
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Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 36 in Aleppo: monitor
 
December 15th, 2013  
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Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 36 in Aleppo: monitor
Thirty-six people, nearly half of them children, were killed on Sunday when Syrian army helicopters dropped improvised "barrel bombs" on the disputed northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based Observatory said at least 15 of the casualties on Sunday were children. President Bashar al-Assad's forces, battling rebels in a 2-1/2 year conflict that has killed more than 100,000 people, frequently deploy air power and artillery against rebel-held districts across the country. They have been unable to recapture eastern and central parts of Aleppo, which rebels stormed in the summer of 2012, but they have driven rebel fighters back from towns to the southeast of the city in recent weeks.




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