Barrel bombs kill 14 in eastern Syria

Barrel bombs have killed 14 people including children in a residential area in Deir Ez-Zor

Barrel bombs kill 14 in eastern Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 14 people, including eight children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack on Deir Ez-Zor in eastern Syria on Saturday, according to an opposition group.

In a statement, the Syrian Revolution General Commission said a government helicopter targeted the city's al-Hamidia neighborhood, which is controlled by rebel forces.

Dozens were injured in the attack.

The commission represents a coalition of Syria opposition groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Syria has been gripped by violence since the regime launched a crackdown in response to anti-government protests in March 2011, triggering a civil war in which more than 211,000 have died.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Mayıs 2015, 15:39