31 dead in Syria barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo

Emergency personnel gather at the scene after regime helicopters allegedly dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo, on June 16, 2014Aleppo (Syria) (AFP) – Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, killing at least 31 people including several children, an NGO said. Some of the wounded were in a serious condition after the strikes on the Sukkari and Ashrafiyeh neighbourhoods, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “We were sleeping safely when the first barrel dropped around midnight,” said resident Abu Mohammad. “And when people came to the rescue, a second barrel dropped, so all those people who were on the site were dead.

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