Monitoring group: Twenty six killed in Syrian attack

By REUTERS
March 19, 2013 14:34

BEIRUT - Twenty-six people were killed in a rocket attack near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, a human rights monitoring group with a network of sources of the ground said.

"Sixteen Syrian regular army soldiers were killed in Khan al-Assal," Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Reuters. "Ten more died in hospital but I cannot confirm if they are civilians or soldiers."

Syria's government and rebels accused each other of firing a rocket loaded with chemical agents outside the northern city on Tuesday. Abdelrahman said he could neither confirm nor deny reports of chemical weapons and referred to the strike as a "rocket attack."


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