Syria: At least 19 dead as missile hits Aleppo
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||19 February 2013|
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February 19, 2013
People inspect the destruction following an apparent surface-to-surface missile strike on the northern city of Aleppo on February 19.
Syrian opposition activists say at least 19 people were killed when a missile hit the northern city of Aleppo.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on February 19 that six children and three women were among the dead.
The group added that "the death toll is likely to rise" as survivors in Jabal Badro work to pull people from under the rubble.
A man by the name of Muhammad Nour spoke by telephone from Aleppo with Reuters and said the missile "brought down three adjacent buildings."
The observatory said pieces of missile recovered after the February 18 strike indicated it was a Scud surface-to-surface missile.
In December, NATO reported that Syrian government forces were using Scud missiles against rebel-controlled areas in the north of the country.
Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP