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    Syrian Blast Kills Students

    VOA News
    In eastern Syria, students are reported among the dead from a car bomb explosion near a primary school in the province of Homs.
     
    State-run media say the attack in the town of Umm al-Amed killed eight people, including six children.
     
    Opposition activists reported at least 12 people killed.
     
    Elsewhere, Syrian rebels say government aircraft continue to bomb rebel-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo.
     
    The attacks have been going on eight days.  Rebel activists say the government is dropping "barrel bombs" on civilians.
     
    The United Nations says at least 100,000 people have been killed in the nearly three-year conflict between Syrian rebels and the government.

    • A man reacts at the site of what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the al-Marja district of Aleppo, Dec. 23, 2013. 
    • People run after what activists said was the return of government jet planes in the al-Marja district of Aleppo, Dec. 23, 2013. 
    • People react after what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the al-Marja district of Aleppo, Dec. 23, 2013.
    • People inspect a site damaged by what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the al-Marja district of Aleppo, Dec. 23, 2013. 
    • In this citizen journalism image, a firefighter hoses down burning vehicles after a Syrian air strike in Aleppo, Dec. 22, 2013.
    • This citizen journalism image shows damages of a burned bus after a Syrian air strike in Aleppo, Dec. 22, 2013.
    • This citizen journalism image shows a destroyed building after a Syrian air strike in Aleppo, Dec. 22, 2013.

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    by: Anonymous
    December 22, 2013 10:35 PM
    Exactly!

    by: Nicholas Akuamoah-Boateng from: Kumasi-Ghana
    December 22, 2013 7:29 PM
    Why have the whole world abandoned the ordinary people of Syria? The leaders of China and Russia are wicked. They are treating their country men the same atrocities Syrians are encountering.Lord have mercy!!!

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