Activists say Syrian government airstrike kills at least 15, wounds dozens in north

16.08.2013 17:01

Activists say an airstrike by the
Syrian military has killed at least 15
people and wounded dozens of others in
the contested northern city of Aleppo.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights and the Aleppo Media
center say the airstrike targeted three
buildings that were almost completely
flattened in the rebel-held district of
Kalassa, killing at least four children and
trapping many people under the rubble.
It said the death toll was likely to rise. The
Aleppo Media Center, which tracks
violence in the city, said 33 people were
killed and over a hundred wounded in the
airstrike. The different figures could not
be reconciled.
Aleppo has been the focus of a violent
struggle for control since rebel forces
pushed in and began fighting with
government troops last summer.