Syria barrel bombs kill 85 civilians in Aleppo

At least 85 civilians reported killed after government forces carry out raids in Aleppo province, monitoring group says.

Syria barrel bombs kill 85 civilians in Aleppo

World Bulletin / News Desk

Dozens barrel bombs dropped by Syria's government has killed at least 85civilians and wounded dozens in Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

"At least 45 civilians were killed, and dozens were wounded, when regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Al-Bab and in eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo," the Britain-based Observatory said on Saturday.

Al-Bab, about 40km northeast of Aleppo city, is controlled by ISIL while the east of the provincial capital is in control of other rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad.

A Syrian coalition known as the Fattah Army seized the town of Ariha on Thursday, giving the group full control of Idlib province.

The Fattah Army is made up of several armed groups, notably the Nusra Front. Hadi al-Abdallah, a Syrian activist reporting from Ariha, told Al Jazeera that dozens of Syrian soldiers were killed in the clashes.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Mayıs 2015, 16:44