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Rebel areas are pounded by jets just a day after airstrikes kill 76

Published 17/12/2013 | 02:30

Syrian government aircraft have pounded opposition areas in the northern city of Aleppo and near the border with Jordan.

Yesterday's bombardment came a day after airstrikes, also on Alleppo, killed at least 76 people. In Sunday's attack, government helicopters dropped barrels packed with explosives on several Aleppo neighbourhoods.

The Britain-based Syrian observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from those strikes had risen to at least 76, including 28 children. The government and its opponents are scheduled to meet on January 22 for peace talks to resolve the conflict that killed more than 120,000 since it began in March 2011.

Irish Independent

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