Air strike on Aleppo school kills 18: Syrian activists

April 30, 2014 4:04 PM

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Air strike on Aleppo school kills 18: Syrian activists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike on a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo by President Bashar al-Assad's forces killed at least 18 people on Wednesday, mainly children, a day after attacks on government-controlled cities killed more than 100 people, activists said.

The devastating strikes, which stand out for their ferocity even in a civil war which now kills between 200 and 300 people a day, come as Syria prepares for an election likely to extend Assad's grip on power.

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