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Aleppo hit with airstrikes

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Reuters

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Amateur video uploaded to the internet on Sunday (April 7) purported to show the aftermath of an air strike by a Syrian air force jet on the Aleppo district of Al-Ansari.

The video appears to show widespread destruction to apartment blocks and a large and noisy crowd attempting to rescue survivors. The victims of the attack are said to have been civilians.

The eastern half of Al-Ansari district is under the control of the rebel Free Syrian Army and has been bombed and shelled frequently by government forces.

Fighting in Aleppo intensified after opposition rebels pushed into the strategic Sheikh Maqsoud district on March 29. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, the disputed district was bombed on Saturday (April 6) killing 15 people, including nine children.

A second clip said to have been shot in Jobar, a rebel-controlled suburb northeast of Damascus, appears to show rebel fighters targeti