Syria Warplane Kills 18 People in Single Attack in al-Bab

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A Syrian warplane bombed a building in the northern rebel-held town of al-Bab in Aleppo province on Monday, killing at least 10 men, six women and two children, a watchdog said.

"The victims included two children, a girl and a boy," Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Agence France Presse. "They died when the fighter jet bombed the building where they were sheltered."

The army also pounded several districts of the city of Aleppo, the Observatory said, more than six weeks after the start of what President Bashar Assad's regime warned would be "the mother of all battles" in Syria's commercial hub.

The airstrike on Al-Bab followed a series of attacks on towns and villages in the Aleppo countryside, as regime forces fight to break rebel supply lines into the city.

State news agency SANA said on Monday that "our brave armed forces continued to purse terrorists... who sustained heavy losses," adding that the army "seized large quantities of arms and ammunition" from the rebels on the outskirts of Aleppo city.

The army, SANA said, destroyed a number of pick-up trucks equipped with heavy machine guns at Kafr al-Hamra, "at the northern entrance of Aleppo, while terrorists tried to enter the city."

More than 26,000 people have died in Syria since the outbreak of an anti-regime revolt in March last year, according to the Observatory.

The army's crackdown on dissent was so brutal that, several months later, the uprising transformed into an armed insurgency.

Comments 8
Thumb benzona 03 September 2012, 11:33

This fact will be denied by FT and his 15 nicks here later today.

Thumb benzona 03 September 2012, 15:04

FT, your schizophrenia is frightening. May Allah protect us from getting the same disease. OMG, you need to follow a treatment ASAP. it isn;t curable yet, but the effects can be controlled. They have a good service at St Georges Achrafieh.

Thumb bigsami 04 September 2012, 00:57

Ahlen get your head out of the sand....the world has changed. We have cell phones, airplanes, HD TV's and all the nice things. Israel is our only savior as ironic as it sounds or I would ever want to say. The cancer (tumor) of Lebanon is HA and the cure....sorry folks.....Israel! Get this ugly disease out of Lebanon and we will be one of the most admired, envied and beautiful country in the Middle East if not...........the world. We have the nicest people, food, history, climate, etc. It's unfortunate we a being held hostage by a group of barbarians along with their illiterate conditioned backward followers who are being fed garbage & BS by these scums!

Thumb andre.jabbour 04 September 2012, 09:51

well done, you have 15 thumbs down. bingo!

Thumb bigsami 03 September 2012, 19:01

You and everyone? BSThrower....YOUR ALONE! LOL. All of a sudden he adds himself to a self-fabricated group! Pathetic Farsi!

Thumb bigsami 03 September 2012, 19:03

Sorry fasdson...your asking BSthrower to engage in a task that impossible....he has no mind.

Thumb andre.jabbour 04 September 2012, 09:54

ho ho ho ho, very good joke tony. +1 for you. I'm fairly new here and already notice that some of us such as FlameThrower are politicized. A shame, really.

Missing sergio 04 September 2012, 15:13

what do you expect someone with 15 username, unemployed oh sorry full time job on the internet paid by hezzo-fpm just to sell us their BS.