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    Air Strikes Kill 29 in Syria

    FILE photo: A Free Syrian Army fighter carries handcuffs as he walks along the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighborhood, Nov. 7, 2013. FILE photo: A Free Syrian Army fighter carries handcuffs as he walks along the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighborhood, Nov. 7, 2013.
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    FILE photo: A Free Syrian Army fighter carries handcuffs as he walks along the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighborhood, Nov. 7, 2013.
    FILE photo: A Free Syrian Army fighter carries handcuffs as he walks along the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighborhood, Nov. 7, 2013.
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    An activist group says Syrian government airstrikes around the northern city of Aleppo have killed at least 29 people.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says warplanes targeted rebel-held areas Saturday.

    Fourteen were killed when bombs landed at a market in Aleppo's Tariq al-Bab district. Another 15 were killed by airstrikes in the nearby town of al-Bab.

    Video posted online, which activists claim to be aftermath of the air raid, showed people picking through the rubble of a collapsed building as smoke billowed up from the site.

    More than 120,000 people have died in Syria's bloody civil conflict. The violence started in March 2011, when government forces cracked down on protesters calling for reform.

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    by: Oscar from: Florida
    November 24, 2013 8:48 AM
    Why ask USA or UK to intervene, when it is the Russians that are keeping the Syrian crisis going! Everytime the USA and others members of the UN Security Council tried to impose further sanctions on Syria, in attempt to stop the bloodshed, the Russians vetoed it? Why are you singling out USA and YK, when it is in fact Russia who is fueling this humanitarian crisis. Are you, sir, anti-American or are you, maybe, pro-Russian?
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    by: Magnus Botchway from: Ghana
    November 24, 2013 4:24 PM
    Dear Sir, I wonder how world leaders think about Iran, I will be grateful they look on Syrian how people are dying in intensive? What are the world leaders doing about that

    by: Peter Green
    November 23, 2013 9:54 PM
    Please Mr Kerry what action is the USA and the UK going to take on this ongoing tragedy in Syria. The dismantling of chemical weapons is not stopping the humanitarian crisis.???????????

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