Syrian barrel bombs claim lives of 35 civilians in al-Bab

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A man carries a boy that survived shelling after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – At least 35 civilians were killed when air forces loyal to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dropped several barrel bombs on al-Bab city in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province, northern Syria, local activists reported on Monday. 

Speaking to ARA News in al-Bab, aid worker Muhannad al-Jassem said that pro-Assad helicopters hit with barrel bombs a popular market in the city, killing more than 35 people, including children and women.

The popular market was hit with six barrel bombs on Monday afternoon.

“Many others are hardly injured. The lack of medical supplies may lead to an increasing death toll,” Jassem reported.  

The city of al-Bab has been under ISIS control for nearly two years. The populated city has been repeatedly exposed to airstrikes by pro-regime forces, which caused hundreds of casualties among civilians and the displacement of hundreds others towards neighboring Turkey.  

 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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