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Monday, 30 December 2013 - 7:46
Barrel bombs 'kill 517 in Aleppo since 15 December'
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Activists say that Barrels packed with explosives and dropped from Syrian aircraft have killed 517 people in the northern province of Aleppo since 15th December.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 151 were children and 46 women.

The city of Aleppo has been the focus of bitter fighting between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels.

A Norwegian frigate is meanwhile preparing to collect chemical weapons from Syria for destruction.
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