Regime air raid kills 12 civilians, pregnant woman near Aleppo

Published July 22nd, 2015 - 03:46 GMT
A young Syrian boy cries as he sits on the rubble after a missile fired by Syrian government forces hit a residential area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 21, 2015. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
A young Syrian boy cries as he sits on the rubble after a missile fired by Syrian government forces hit a residential area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 21, 2015. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)

At least 12 civilians, including four children and a pregnant woman, were killed and dozens wounded Wednesday after the Syrian regime conducted airstrikes on a Daesh-held village in the Aleppo province, AFP reported. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the air force dropped barrel bombs on the village of Qasr el-Breij, which is currently a stronghold for Daesh (ISIS). 

Observatory Director Rami Abdel-Rahman said the government was "trying to distance the jihadist threat from sectors of Aleppo province held by the army."

President Bashar al-Assad has denied his use of barrel bombs on civilians, despite several testimonies that confirm it. 


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