A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Fardous district April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rami Zayat
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Syrian rebels Thursday faced a backlash after a surprise victory against regime forces in Deraa province, as photographs of fighters and others looting merchandise from vehicles at the Nassib border crossing quickly spread.Regime aircraft, meanwhile, pounded the Nassib crossing and several other areas of Deraa province with airstrikes and barrel bombs, and two rebel fighters were killed by the strikes in Nassib, the anti-regime media activist group said.In the Deraa village of Dael, four barrel bomb strikes killed seven civilians, five of whom were women and children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group. A separate airstrike killed four people in the Deraa village of Zimrin, the Observatory said. A barrel bomb strike on the village of Ghanto on Homs province killed five civilians – a man, two women and two girls, the Observatory said.
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