Barrel bombs kill 21 civilians near Syria's Daraa: monitor

Syrian men walk past the rubble of buildings recently destroyed in air strikes by government forces on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Tareeq al-Saad in Daraa city, on August 26, 2015Barrel bomb attacks by Syrian regime helicopters killed at least 21 civilians late Thursday in a rebel-held town near Daraa city, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime helicopters “dropped barrel bombs on neighbourhoods in Busra al-Sham in Daraa province,” killing at least 21 people, including two children and four women. Earlier, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said the strikes had killed 17 people in the town in southern Syria.

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