Saturday May 26, 2018 10:53
 
 
 

Barrel Bomb Kills Family of 7 in Aleppo

May 22nd, 2015 by Zaman al-Wasl (Opposition website)

Regime shelling of Aleppo has killed around 150 people since the start of May

Barrel Bomb Kills Family of 7 in Aleppo

The Syrian government intensified its aerial campaign targeting rebel-held areas in Aleppo’s Old City on Wednesday, with airstrikes killing a family of seven, a monitoring group said.

The Syria Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said seven victims, including three children and two women, were killed by a barrel bomb attack on the neighborhood of al-Balat.

According to SNHR reports, about 150 victims have died in the regime’s shelling of Aleppo from May 1-20.

The Assad regime has waged an unrelenting aerial campaign against opposition-held areas over the past months, making particular use of improvised barrel bombs. Rights groups have heavily criticized the weapons, claiming they cause indiscriminate damage and are more likely to inflict civilian casualties.

About Us

The Syrian Observer is a daily online news service covering Syrian political and civil society news.

It is dedicated primarily to translating into English news contents produced by Syria's official press,opposition groups,activists and civil society.

In addition to translated content, the website publishes original features,op-eds,interviews and blog posts. It also aims at building an extensive Who is Who database of the main actors of the Syrian political and civil society scenes.

The Syrian Observer


Copyright© 2018 The Syrian Observer. All rights reserved.

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Twitter

Subscribe



close
Subscribe

Get our weekly newsletter right into your inbox!