A man reacts as he mourns the death of his four children who died in what activists were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari March 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Hosam Katan)
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Syrian helicopter gunships killed at least six people Friday when they dropped barrel bombs on the strategic rebel stronghold of Yabroud, close to the Lebanese border, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The government has been increasing its use of barrel bombs in its fight against rebel forces since the end of last year.Barrel bombs were also dropped on the Aleppo neighborhood of Sukkari in north Syria, killing four people including at least one child, according to the Observatory, which documents the fighting in Syria through a network of activists across the country.
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