Syria: Dozens of Casualties in Regime Airstrike on Al-Atarib near Aleppo

Sources report dozens of people were killed and wounded by a regime airstrike on al-Atarib, 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Aleppo, on Thursday.

Graphic photos of casualties have been posted, with limbs scattered across the road.

The Syrian military has escalated its bombing of civilian areas in and near Aleppo since December, killing hundreds of civilians. The latest attacks come amid insurgent advances northwest and south of Syria’s largest city, putting pressure on regime forces in the western half of Aleppo.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


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