Ten civilians killed in Syria

August 12, 2014 - 1:52:27 am
Displaced Syrian family members registering after returning from the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal where they had fled the Syrian civil war to a temporary housing centre in Qudsaya, Syria. 

ALEPPO: Syrian regime forces dumped barrel bombs yesterday on a rebel-held area of Aleppo killing 10 civilians, including a family of four, a monitoring group said.

An AFP correspondent who later toured the area said the raids also caused heavy destruction in Bab Al Nairab neighbourhood in the old district of Aleppo, Syria’s second city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five barrel bombs were dropped on the district killing 10 civilians, including a man, his wife and their two children, as well as three other children and a woman.

The raids inflicted heavy damage to buildings in Bab Al Nairab where volunteers were sifting through mounds of blood-stained debris to search for survivors, said the AFP correspondent.

“We are hearing voices but we cannot locate them because of the destruction,” a rescuer said, as the body of a man and a teenager were pulled out of the debris.

On Saturday, residents and the Observatory reported that 16 people were killed when a regime helicopter dropped a barrel bomb on another rebel-held area of Aleppo. 

AFP

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