World Bulletin/News Desk
At least 20 people were killed by Syrian regime's air attacks on opposition-held northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, activists say.
Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC), a network of local opposition groups, claimed the government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition-controlled Anadan area, killing and wounding many people.
Abu Bishir, a local resident in Anadan district, said the wounded were taken to makeshift hospitals in the region, adding the mosque in the district was mostly damaged.
Another statement by LCC said that an explosive-laden car blew up in Deir ez-Zor province, killing 16 people.
Syria’s official news agency SANA claimed that there were scores of causalities in the attack in the northeast of the country.
Meanwhile, at least 50 Syrian soldiers died Saturday in an attack on a building used as a military headquarters by government forces in southern city of Dera.
According to a statement by Syrian National Council (SNC), Free Syrian Army (FSA) mounted an assault on a building used as a military headquarters in Tel Jumu district of Dera, killing 50 Syrian soldiers.
The statement said there had been clashes between FSA and forces loyal to Assad, with warplanes dropping bombs on opposition-controlled areas over the night.
It also said FSA took control of three buildings that regime forces used as military headquarters and the clashes were ongoing between opposition groups and regime forces in the Jobar district of Damascus.
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