BREAKING: Bombing Attacks Kill Over 300 Including Women And Children… Here’s What We Know

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At least eight children were killed Sunday in Syria when rockets struck a school in Aleppo, in a sixth straight day of airstrikes that included a barrel bomb laced with chlorine gas that killed a family of six.

More than 300 people have been killed since Tuesday, the start of one of the heaviest bombardments in the country’s six-year civil war.

The Syrian government forces have used chlorine gas bombs which are oil drums filled with high explosives and dropped from helicopters at least three times during the war according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war.

Government officials deny the charges.

Reuters reports that an official with a rebel group based in east Aleppo said there were still no working hospitals there on Sunday, a day after the World Health Organization reported that bombing had put them all out of action.

At least 54 people were killed in bombing attacks on Saturday, and air strikes continued to hit several districts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, the Observatory said.

On Friday alone, airstrikes hit four hospitals in east Aleppo, effectively rendering all hospitals in the enclave of 275,000 people out of service, according to the opposition’s Aleppo Health Directorate and the World Health Organization.

The civil war in Syria pits President Bashar Assad against mostly Sunni rebels.  Assad is backed by Russia’s air force, Iran and Shi’ite militias, while Sunni rebels are joined by groups supported by the  United State, Turkey and Gulf monarchies, according to the Reuters report.

FOX reports that the Syrian government on Sunday refused a U.N. proposal to grant the rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo autonomy in order to restore calm to the war-torn city.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said the state’s institutions “must be restored” across the city and the militants expelled.

At least 164 civilians have been killed since the government renewed its assault on the besieged enclave six days ago, according to the Britain-based Observatory.

The U.N. estimates 275,000 people are trapped inside. By Saturday, the government had damaged or destroyed every hospital in the east, according to the Syrian American Medical Society, which supports doctors and hospitals in Syria.


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