A man shows the way to two Syrian women as they leave a building following an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces on January 30, 2014 in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB)
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At least 11 people, including three children, were killed Thursday by explosive-packed barrels dropped from Syrian army helicopters over the town of Daraya, a monitoring group said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two women were also among the dead and others were injured in the attacks on the town in Damascus province. In the city of Aleppo, at least eight people were killed in regime air raids on the district of Qadi Askar, the Observatory said.The group reported at least six regime troops were killed when an Islamist rebel brigade blew up a building in the Karam al-Turab district, in the southeastern part of the city.Another 10 regime troops were killed in a blast targeting a second building in a village on the outskirts of the town of Khanasser in Aleppo province overnight, the NGO said. In central Homs province, the Observatory said at least 16 regime troops were killed in an overnight attack on an army checkpoint by Islamist rebels in an area west of the city of Homs.
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