Barrel bomb kills 15 civilians in Syrian city of Aleppo, says human rights group. Sean Carberry reports.
STORY: Video posted on a social media Web site is said to show the aftermath of an attack in the Karm al-Beik neighbourhood of Aleppo on Wednesday night. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the destruction was the result of a barrel bomb dropped by the Syrian regime. The observatory says the dead include four children and two women. On Thursday, residents returned to the scene to continue looking through the rubble. The city of Aleppo is vitally important to the Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad. Losing it would further entrench a de facto partition of Syria between western areas still governed from Damascus and the rest of the country run by militia groups. The United Nations says more than 220,000 Syrians have been killed in the four-year long civil war.