14 kids among at least 22 killed in Aleppo air raid
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14 kids among at least 22 killed in Aleppo air raid

In separate incident, death toll from al-Qaeda-linked rebel group attack on town of Adra rises to 28

A Free Syrian Army fighter firing an AK-47 during a battle against the Syrian army loyal to Bashar Assad, in Aleppo, Syria, in November 2013. (Photo credit: AP/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)
A Free Syrian Army fighter firing an AK-47 during a battle against the Syrian army loyal to Bashar Assad, in Aleppo, Syria, in November 2013. (Photo credit: AP/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

BEIRUT — Syrian activists said government air raids killed at least 22 people, including 14 children, in the northern city of Aleppo.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft dropped barrel bombs on the Haidariya and Ard al-Hamra neighborhoods on Sunday.

The anti-government group monitors the Syrian civil war through a network of activists on the ground.

The Observatory also said the number people killed in the town of Adra northeast of Damascus after an al-Qaeda-linked rebel faction attacked on Wednesday has risen to 28.

Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said the dead are primarily members of President Bashar Assad’s minority Alawite sect, as well as a few Druse and Shiite Muslims. All three sects largely support Assad in the fight against mainly Sunni rebels.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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