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Aleppo bombings kill 23, activists say

Saturday's wave of barrel bombs leave 23 people dead and dozens more wounded, according to Local Coordination Committees (LCC) of Syria

08.02.2014
Aleppo bombings kill 23, activists say

ALEPPO, Syria
 
At least 23 people have been killed as a regime helicopter dropped barrel bombs on an opposition-controlled district in Syria's largest city Aleppo on Saturday, activists said.

Local Coordination Committees (LCC) in Syria reported that a regime helicopter carried out an air strike on the opposition-controlled Mesekin Hananu district of Aleppo.

The wave of barrel bombs left 23 people dead and dozens more injured, according to LCC.

Another activist group, Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC), reported that there were further casualties in the Deraya district of Damascus after barrel bomb attacks by regime war planes.

Meanwhile, Syrians fleeing the attacks by the Assad regime are reported to be seeking shelter in safety havens near the Turkish border.

According to the Istanbul-based IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, more than 10,000 people have taken shelter in the camp founded near the Es Selame border crossing, in the last few days.

More than 100,000 people have been killed in the three year conflict, while 6.5 million people have been internally displaced. Over two million are now registered as refugees in the neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq.

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