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Missile attack on Aleppo leaves at least 10 dead

Published 21/07/2015

Women and children were among those killed in the attack in the Syrian city of Aleppo
Women and children were among those killed in the attack in the Syrian city of Aleppo

A missile attack on a rebel-held area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has killed at least 10 people, activists said.

The Local Co-ordination Committees said women and children were among those killed in today's attack on the Maghayer neighbourhood, and a number of people were also injured.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll higher at 18, and said more than 50 people were injured.

It said the surface-to-surface missile destroyed several houses in the area.

Aleppo, Syria's largest city and once its commercial centre, has been contested since July 2012.

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