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Syria missile kills 29 in Homs: NGO

At least 29 people, mostly children, died in a regime missile strike on the Syrian city of Aleppo, a watchdog said, as Hezbollah-backed regime forces advanced in flashpoint Homs. 

Nineteen children were among the 29 killed in the northern city’s Bab Nairab neighbourhood ‘in a surface-to-surface missile strike by regime forces’ on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britain-based monitoring group relies on a wide network of medics and activists on the ground.  A militant group said the toll could rise as rescue operations were still underway on Saturday. 

The Observatory said the army was targeting rebel headquarters, including a base of the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), in Bab Nairab. ‘But the missile fell dozens of metres (yards) away,’ it said.

‘My whole family was wiped out, my whole family,’ a boy in tears said near the rubble of his home, in a video posted by the
Observatory.
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