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Activists: Syrian aircraft bomb Aleppo, kills 11

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2014 | 10:52 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government aircraft have dropped barrel bombs on the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 11 people.



The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the makeshift bombs were dropped on two rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Sunday afternoon. A child and a woman are among those who died, the Observatory said.



Sunday's attacks are part of a weeks-long campaign by President Bashar Assad's forces to wrest control of Aleppo, parts of which were seized by rebels in mid-2012.



Barrel bombs are containers that have been packed with hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of explosives. They are loaded onto Syrian military helicopters and pushed out of the rear door.



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