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Barrel Bombs Return to Aleppo, Create ‘Massacre’ in Al-Sukari District

Activist says regime helicopters dropped at least five barrel bombs on the district, killing nine and wounding dozens
Barrel Bombs Return to Aleppo, Create ‘Massacre’ in Al-Sukari District

Regime helicopters on Thursday resumed dropping barrel bombs on a number of besieged districts inside Aleppo city in northern Syria, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries among civilians amid bombardment from Russian warplanes on opposition positions south of the city.

The activist Ali Jaafar from Aleppo city told ARA News that “regime helicopters carried out a new massacre, adding to the list of daily massacres against the people of Aleppo. They dropped five barrel bombs on residential buildings in the Al-Sukari district of Aleppo, killing nine civilians and wounding dozens. This is the preliminary toll and emergency teams are still searching for survivors under the rubble of the ruined buildings.”

Jaafar added that: “Russian warplanes continued to carry out intensified air raids on the towns of Al-Qarasi and Khalsa and on the 1070 Apartments Project and the Al-Bareed neighborhood in the Al-Ramousa district southwest of Aleppo, which killed three rebel fighters and wounded a number of others.”

The besieged eastern districts of Aleppo are currently undergoing a heavy air attack by regime forces through bombardment with internationally-banned barrel bombs, phosphorus rockets, and napalm, according to activists in the city.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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