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Barrel bombs kill at least 18 in Aleppo: Activists

Government helicopter gunships on Thursday bombed the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, activists said. The bombings came even as Syrian President Bashar Assad vehemently denied in an interview with Portuguese state television that his military drops such explosives, known as barrels bombs,[…]

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HRW identifies 1,500 sites of Syrian air strikes

Human Rights Watch said Tuesday it has identified nearly 1,500 sites where the Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air attacks over the past year using barrel bombs and other improvised weapons that have killed or injured thousands of people. The human rights group accused President Bashar Assad of lying[…]

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