NGO: Aleppo missile kills 29, mostly children

A strike by regime forces on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has killed at least 29 people, including 19 children. (File Photo: AFP)

A strike by regime forces on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has killed at least 29 people, including 19 children, a watchdog said on Saturday.

“At least 29 people, including 19 children and four women, were killed in Aleppo’s Bab Nairab neighborhood in a surface-to-surface missile strike by regime forces” on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Earlier, the Britain-based NGO, which relies on medics and activists on the ground, had given a toll of 18 dead, including three children. It said that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were aiming at rebel bases, one of which belongs to the Jihadist Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), in Bab Nairab in Aleppo.

"But the missile fell dozens of metres (yards) away," the Observatory said.

"My whole family was wiped out, my whole family," a boy near the rubble of his home, in a video posted by the Observatory.

The militant Syrian Revolution General Commission said in a statement that the death toll could rise as rescuers were still trying to pull people from under the rubble.

(With AFP)

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