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Syrian army strikes kill 70 in Aleppo, rights group says

Syrian army strikes kill 70 in Aleppo, rights group says

Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said. The deaths occurred in two separate incidents when helicopters dropped explosives-filled barrels. One barrel hit the rebel-held Shaar neighborhood of the city of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, most of them from the same family. They included three children and four women, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The other attack was far deadlier, hitting a busy market known as Souk Hal in the Islamic...

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