At least 42 people have been killed in violence across Syria, including 20 rebel fighters battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group in a suburb of the northern city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday said that at least 11 people were killed and 14 others injured in rocket attacks by opposition fighters in a government-controlled neighbourhood in Aleppo. Aljazeera reports:
Also in Aleppo, government air strikes on rebel-held areas left two civilians dead and several others injured, the observatory reported.
At least eight have been killed and several others have been injured after government helicopters dropped a barrel bomb on a residential building in the old city of Aleppo.
Meanwhile, at least 20 rebels were killed in clashes against ISIL in Um al-Qura village located in northern Aleppo suburbs, activists told the observatory.