Syrian bombers hit Aleppo
on 24/09/2012 10:44:15
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Co-ordination Committees say the raids in a southern neighbourhood destroyed the buildings.
An amateur video showed people digging through a pile of rubble in search for survivors.
The Observatory said five people were killed while the LCC says eight lost their lives.
The months-long battle for Aleppo - a city of three million that was once a bastion of support for president Bashar Assad - is critical for both the regime and the opposition.
Syria's 18-month crisis has left nearly 30,000 dead, according to activists.