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Bomb Lands on Aleppo Kindergarten

Government, opposition trade accusations in weekend of violence

(Newser) - The Syrian government and anti-government rebels are blaming each other for carnage and civilian casualties again after another weekend of violence. One airstrike on a residential block in Aleppo directly hit a kindergarten, causing a "great number" of child deaths, reports CNN . Opposition activists described the strike as being... More »

Israel Strikes Gaza After 'Barrel Bombs' Wash Up

Militants claim responsibility for explosives-laden barrels

(Newser) - Israeli jets fired on tunnels along Gaza's border with Egypt yesterday, the day after two explosive-laden barrels washed up on Israeli beaches. Israeli authorities have closed a a 25-mile stretch of coastline north of Gaza indefinitely while they search for more barrel bombs. "We are not taking any chances,... More »

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