Syrian regime’s barrel bombs claim lives of more civilians in Aleppo

ARA News 

A Syrian government air raid that struck near a school in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least seven people, including children.

The strike, reported to have involved the use of barrel bombs, hit the Saif al-Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo, claiming the lives of four children, activists reported.

The attack by the regime of Bashar al-Assad followed hard on the heels of an air strike by US-led forces in Aleppo province on Friday that is now believed to have killed 52 people, including seven children.

The U.S.-led international coalition has been carrying out air raids on an almost daily basis against extreme Islamists in Syria such as the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) since last September, and U.S.-led forces are also targeting the group in Iraq. 

Meanwhile, heavy fighting raged in and around the town of Maydaa near the capital Damascus between Syrian government forces and rebels.

Maydaa is considered a key supply route out of the sprawling rural area known as eastern Ghouta, which has long been under siege by pro-Assad forces.


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