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Syrian government raids on Aleppo kill 15

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Syrian government air raids on rebel-held areas of Aleppo killed at least 15 people on Tuesday, including three children, according to activists.

The strikes extended the assault by President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and helicopters on the embattled city into its tenth day.

Several amateur video clips posted online by activists showed the bloody aftermath of the attacks on Sukkari.

The footage was authenticated based on an examination by an Associated Press regional expert.

Many of the casualties were killed by so-called barrel bombs dropped from helicopters.

Barrel bombs are explosive-filled oil drums often rolled out of the back of helicopters with little attempt at hitting a particular target. They are capable of causing widespread casualties and significant damage.

Rebels seized eastern and central parts of Aleppo in the summer of 2012.