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At least 13 people, including a child, were killed Monday, July 13 in an aerial bombardment of the regime of Bashar al-Assad on the town of al-Bab, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH). Located 30 kilometers northeast of Aleppo, this town of 60,000 inhabitants is controlled by the jihadist group Islamic state (EI).

Saturday, July 11, at least 34 people, mostly civilians, had been killed in similar bombings in that city controlled from the beginning of 2014 by EI . More than 40 people were injured Monday and ten others are missing, added the Observatory. Local Coordination Committees (LCC), a network of activists throughout Syria, spoke of “charred bodies” found in the Souk. The loyalist army, but also the antidjihadiste coalition led by Washington, regularly bombed Al-Bab .

According to the OSDH, the regime frequently bombarded areas held by rebels or jihadists with drums or containers of explosives – Wholesale oil cylinders, gas tanks or emptied of their contents and filled with high explosives and scrap. These indiscriminate weapons cause many deaths and considerable damage. In the bombing of Saturday and Monday, the OSDH said the regime has resorted to larger containers, “three times stronger” . This weapon has already caused thousands of deaths in Syria.