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Syrian Military Airstrike Kills 21

A Britain-based watchdog group says Syria has launched an airstrike on a northern town, killing 21 people and wounding 100 more. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian military aircraft dropped barrel bombs Saturday on the northern city of al-Bab, a stronghold of Islamic State fighters, the jihadist group that has seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq. Barrel bombs are unsophisticated, but deadly improvised weapons consisting of explosives packed into canisters...

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