3. Activists alleged that the army carried out the attack using barrel bombs, which are explosive-filled cylinders or oil barrels capable of causing significant casualties and damage.
Remember when loads of people were telling me the Syrian air force would never use DIY bombs? Good times.
5. “It is absolutely unacceptable for children to be targeted in this manner, whether through the use of indiscriminate weapons resulting in mass casualties, or by any other means,” Maria Calivis, UNICEF’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said.
6. In the aftermath, residents and anti-government activists uploaded videos of the carnage.
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9. In retaliation, rebel groups in Aleppo issued statements saying they would target state security buildings and asked civilians in government-held parts of the city to stay away, according to the Observatory.
Free Syrian Army fighters walk with their weapons in the Umayyad mosque of Old Aleppo.