Children Among Nine Killed as Syria Strikes Aleppo School

Airstrikes Were Targeting Rebel-Held Territory

Reports from a rebel-held portion of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo have nine people killed, including two women and five children, when a Syrian airstrike struck a local school.

Rebel mouthpiece the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released a video of the aftermath of the strike, saying that the death toll is likely to rise as rescue operations continue.

Syrian planes launched several strikes against the district, as the ongoing battle over Aleppo grows. The Observatory said 15 others were killed in an airstrike that hit a market in the rebel territory, while 17 were killed in rebel shelling.

The Syrian military denied the reports of any civilian deaths in strikes on the neighborhood, though such incidents are not uncommon, particularly in Aleppo where the fighting centers on densely populated regions.

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