23 February 2013, 00:52

3 missiles crashes into residential areas of Syria's Aleppo: 12 civilians dead

3 missiles crashes into residential areas of Syria's Aleppo: 12 civilians dead

Three missiles have crashed into residential areas of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 12 civilians, activists say.

Video footage posted online claims to show the aftermath, with people carrying away the wounded and a wide area reduced to rubble.

Activists say families are buried under the rubble in one neighbourhood.

Meanwhile, opposition politicians say they have agreed to form a government for rebel-held areas.

Umbrella group the Syrian National Coalition, meeting in Cairo, said it would meet again in Istanbul on 2 March to name a prime minister.

The UN estimates that about 70,000 people have died since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime began in March 2011.

Voice of Russia, BBC

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