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Activists: Syrian Airstrike Kills 15 in Aleppo

Activists say a Syrian government airstrike on a mainly Kurdish area in the northern city of Aleppo has killed 15 people.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says nine children and three women are among those killed in Saturday's attack on the Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood in Aleppo.

Activists in the area reported the number of dead is likely to rise due to a large number of severe injuries.

The observatory said that after the airstrike, Syrian-based Kurdish fighters killed five soldiers in an attack on an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Sheikh Maksoud.

Aleppo is among the key fronts in the civil war between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

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