Activists: At least 33 killed in Syrian airstrike

BEIRUT - Syrian government aircraft struck a busy market Thursday in a rebel-held district of Aleppo, killing at least 33 people in the latest deadly attack targeting mainly civilians in the contested city, opposition activists said.


Several activists said a government helicopter dropped three barrel bombs that exploded in the Hillok district, which was packed with shoppers at the time. They said the attack wounded scores of people.


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 33 people were killed in Thursday's attack, including women. The local Aleppo Media Center put the toll at 44 killed. Such discrepancies are common in the immediate aftermath of attacks. (AP)