Syrian missile strike 'kills eight'

A Syrian missile strike has destroyed a stretch of buildings and killed at least eight people in the city of Aleppo, according to anti-regime activists.

Videos posted online showed scores of men searching for the dead and wounded in the destroyed buildings in the Jabal Badro neighbourhood.

One man swung a sledgehammer to break through concrete while a bulldozer hauled off rubble.

Britain-based activist group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Aleppo Media Centre reported at least eight dead, saying the strike appeared to be from a ground-to-ground missile.

Although President Bashar Assad’s forces regularly shell and launch airstrikes on areas held by anti-government rebels, their use of large missiles has been limited.

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