At Least 15 People Killed in Air Strikes in Syrian City of Aleppo


At least 15 people have been killed in government air strikes in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group has said.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that at least 10 people were killed in strikes targeting the Bayan hospital in a rebel-held part of Aleppo city.

In al-Marjeh neighbourhood, at least four people, including two children, were killed when government helicopters dropped barrel bombs.

One more person was killed in an air strike in the nearby neighbourhoud of al-Moadi, the Observatory added.

Zouhir al-Shimale, a local journalist, told Al Jazeera that the hospital is located on a very busy street.

“There is a vegetable market on that street, it is a very busy area. At least four barrel bombs were dropped by government helicopters. So far the death toll we have received is ten, with another 30 people injured.

“In addition to that, air strikes have targeted al-Salhin neighborhoud, one person has been killed and several others have been injured. In al-Rashdin neighborhoud, an air strike left one woman killed,” al-Shimale said.

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SOURCE: Al Jazeera