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Published: Friday, 8/30/2013

Activists say incendiary bomb hit school in Syria

ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIRUT — A Syrian monitoring group, quoting local activists, says an incendiary bomb struck outside a school in northern Syrian earlier this week, killing one man and injuring at least seven people.

Amateur video posted online today showed several teenage boys and young men, some stripped down to their underwear, with burns over their bodies in a makeshift clinic, some moaning in agony.

A doctor speaking in one of the videos said seven people were killed and about 50 wounded.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group linked to a network of anti-regime activists, said the attack took place Monday in the community of Urum al-Kubra in the northern Aleppo district.

Amateur video showed a bomb crater near the outer wall of a building that served as a school.



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