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Aleppo Airstrike Kills at Least 33

A man walks inside a mosque damaged by, according to activists, a barrel bomb thrown by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Old Aleppo, May 1, 2014.
A man walks inside a mosque damaged by, according to activists, a barrel bomb thrown by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Old Aleppo, May 1, 2014.
VOA News
Syrian opposition activists say government aircraft struck a busy market in the rebel-controlled district of Aleppo, killing at least 33 people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday's attack occurred in the Hillok area.

The attack comes a day after a strike on an Aleppo school left 18 dead, many of them children.

Aleppo has been divided between government forces and rebels, with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carrying out frequent airstrikes and dropping crude barrel bombs in rebel-held areas.
  • A woman and a girl react after, according to activists, two barrel bombs were thrown by forces loyal to  President Bashar Al-Assad, in Hullok neighborhood, Aleppo, May 1, 2014. 
  • People inspect a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in al-Letmana village, Hama province, May 1, 2014. 
  • Men inspect a damaged room at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in al-Letmana village, Hama province, May 1, 2014. 
  • People inspect a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in al-Letmana village, Hama province, May 1, 2014. 
  • Residents run after activists said two barrel bombs were thrown by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo, May 1, 2014.
  • Injured children cry after activists said two barrel bombs were thrown by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo, May 1, 2014.
  • Residents look for survivors through rubble after what activists described as a barrel bomb attack by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo, May 1, 2014.
  • A man walks inside a mosque damaged by what activists described as a barrel bomb attack by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo, May 1, 2014.

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