Aleppo missile death toll hits 29, mostly children

BEIRUT (AFP) - At least 29 people, including 19 children, died in a missile strike by regime forces on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a watchdog said on Saturday, revising an earlier toll.

"At least 29 people, including 19 children and four women, were killed in Aleppo's Bab Nairab neighbourhood in a surface-to-surface missile strike by regime forces" on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britain-based watchdog, which relies on a wide network of medics and activists on the ground, had earlier given a toll of 18 dead, including three children.

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