40 reported dead after Syrian air strikes

Monday 25 November 2013 12.52
40 reported dead after Syrian air strikes

Air strikes around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 40 people, most of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The pro-opposition monitoring group said there were at least six strikes on the outskirts of Aleppo and nearby towns.

Dozens of people were wounded, it said.

"Some of the strikes in the neighbourhood of Tareeq al-Bab appeared to be targeting rebel headquarters but instead the rockets fell in a busy street and caused heavy civilian casualties," Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Observatory, said by telephone.