Syria

At Least 21 Dead in Government Airstrike on Aleppo

Syria

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A Syrian government airstrike has hit a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo, shattering cars and storefronts and killing at least 21 people, activists said.

For nearly two weeks, President Bashar Assad's warplanes and helicopters have pounded opposition-controlled areas of the divided city. Activists say the aerial assault has killed more than 400 people since it began December 15.