Monitor: At least 18 killed by regime barrel bomb in Aleppo

A civil defence member attempts to put out a fire from a burning vehicle at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo March 5, 2015. (Reuters)

At least 18 civilians were killed in a single regime barrel bomb attack in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bomb, dropped from a helicopter, struck an eastern sector of the divided city where people were gathering to buy and sell fuel.

In the northern province of Idlib, seven civilians were killed in a regime air strike near a school, Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Observatory, told AFP.
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