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Syrian activists say death toll from government air raids on Aleppo has risen to at least 76

Syrian refugees eat their lunch outside their tents at a refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Tens of thousands of impoverished Syrian refugees living in tents, shacks and unfinished buildings throughout Lebanon face a miserable winter as aid organizations scramble to meet their needs, constantly overwhelmed by ever-more Syrians fleeing their country’s war. Charities have already distributed blankets, mattresses, kerosene heaters, winter clothes and coupons for fuel ahead of the region’s unprecedented storm this week that blanketed parts of Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, Turkey, Israel and even Egypt’s deserts with snow, amid icy and rainy winds. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 16, 2013 - 3:16 AM

BEIRUT - Syrian activists say the death toll from air raids on the northern city of Aleppo the day before has risen to at least 76.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday that 28 children were among the 76 killed people in the airstrikes on several opposition areas on Sunday.

Another activist group, the Local Coordination Committees, put the death toll at 83. It says that number is likely to rise because of the large number of wounded and the lack of sufficient medical supplies.

The Observatory said Syrian government aircraft were conducting a new round of airstrikes Monday in the southern province of Daraa, including the villages of Inkhil and Jassem. It also reported new air raids on Aleppo.

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