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Activists: Syrian Aircraft Bomb Aleppo, Kills 11

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Sunday's attacks are part of a weeks-long campaign by President Bashar Assad's forces to wrest control of Aleppo, parts of which were seized by rebels in mid-2012.

Barrel bombs are containers that have been packed with hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of explosives. They are loaded onto Syrian military helicopters and pushed out of the rear door.

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