Syrians look at the destruction following an airstrike by government forces on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 5, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / BARAA AL-HALABI)
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Government airstrikes and barrel bombs tossed from helicopters rained down on the northern city of Aleppo and the rebel bastion of Yabroud Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding a number of others.Local activists said at least four people were killed on the strike on Sukkari, while artillery shells also struck a number of neighborhoods, fired by regime forces.Clashes between government troops and rebel units in the neighborhood of Bustan al-Qasr saw casualties on both sides, the Observatory added.The government side was backed by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah, the Observatory added.Local activists from the Qalamoun Media Center said 17 airstrikes and 14 barrel bombs targeted Yabroud and surrounding areas, but wounded only five people.
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