Syria vacuum bombs kill 20 in Aleppo

Women and children among civilians killed in air attack in countryside, say civil defense groups.

Syria vacuum bombs kill 20 in Aleppo

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twenty civilians have been killed and dozens wounded, including women and children, after the Syrian regime used vacuum bombs to attack targets in Aleppo’s countryside, according to civil defense groups.

Many houses were destroyed or damaged in Aleppo when the bombs - devices which explode above ground and spray out a cloud of fuel which then ignites to create a second blast wave - detonated on Friday, civil defense groups told the Anadolu Agency.

Rescue workers and residents were continuing to recover dead bodies and attempt to rescue those still alive under debris.

With such air attacks, activists said civilians should try to leave Aleppo.

Syria has been in turmoil since 2011 when a peaceful uprising against President Bashar al-Assad escalated into civil war following a violent regime crackdown.

More than 100,000 people have been killed during the ongoing three-year conflict, which has also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people, according to the UN

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