20 Feb 2013

Rocket casualties in Aleppo

6:43 pm on 20 February 2013

At least 20 people were killed in a rocket attack a rebel district in the city of Aleppo in Syria on Tuesday and another 25 are missing.

The opposition claimed the missile has been identified from its remains as a Scud rocket of a type that government forces have used.

Video images showed the wreckage being searched for missing people, Reuters reports.

Aleppo Military Council leader Abdeljabbar al-Akeidi was shown in video footage inspecting the scene.

Opposition fighters have captured several army bases in Aleppo in the last two months.