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Saturday, 28 December 2013
Syrian airstrike 'kills 20'
A Syrian government airstrike on a vegetable market in the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least 20 people, activists said.
For nearly two weeks, President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and helicopters have pounded opposition-controlled areas of the divided city.
Activists said the aerial assault has killed more than 400 people since it began on December 15.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday’s airstrike hit a marketplace in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood.
It said at least 20 people were killed and dozens were wounded.
Hassoun Abu Faisal, an activist with the Aleppo Media Centre, put the death toll at more than 20, but said medical officials were still tallying the exact figure.
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