Government aircraft have dropped barrel bombs on the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 11 people, according to Syrian activists.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the makeshift bombs were dropped on two rebel-held districts of Aleppo today. A child and a woman are among those who died, the Observatory said.
The attacks are part of a campaign by President Bashar Assad’s forces to wrest control of Aleppo, parts of which were seized by rebels in mid-2012.
Barrel bombs are containers that have been packed with hundreds of pounds of explosives. They are loaded onto Syrian military helicopters and pushed out of the rear door.