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A civil defence member attempts to put out a fire from a burning vehicle at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

A civil defence member attempts to put out a fire from a burning vehicle at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

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A barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

A barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

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Civil defence members try to put out a fire at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

Civil defence members try to put out a fire at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

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Civilians and civil defence members inspect the damage as smoke rises at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

Civilians and civil defence members inspect the damage as smoke rises at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

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A civil defence member attempts to put out a fire from a burning vehicle at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

Government helicopter gunships have dropped bombs on the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others, activists said.

A barrel bomb struck a shop that sells fuel, according to an Aleppo-based activist going by the name of Abu Raed. He said a fire broke out and many bystanders were burned.

The strike on the Qadi Askar neighbourhood killed at least 10, he said, while the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 18 people died.

The aerial attack comes a day after the Nusra Front, al Qaida's Syrian affiliate, and other radical Islamic factions launched an assault on a government intelligence building in Aleppo, blowing up part of it before trying to storm the facility.

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