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  5/30/2014, Sivan 1, 5774

Barrel Bombs Have Killed Nearly 2,000 in Syria's Aleppo

Nearly 2,000 civilians, more than a quarter of them children, have been killed this year in a massive Syrian air offensive on rebel-held areas of Aleppo province, a monitor said Friday, according to AFP.

The staggering toll from barrel bombings and other air attacks comes just ahead of Tuesday's presidential election, which is expected to return Bashar Al-Assad to power for a third, seven-year term.

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