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Rights Group: Syrian Barrel Bombs Kill 71

Syrian activists said an airstrike by Syrian government forces has killed 71 people, most of them civilians, in the northern province of Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said military helicopters dropped barrel bombs – crude weapons made of oil drums, gas cylinders or water tanks packed with explosives and scrap metal – on the rebel-held Shaar neighborhood of the city of Aleppo and on a market in the town of al-Bab, which is held by the Islamic State militant...

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