Utterly Despicable: Mourners at funeral for ‘child air-strike victims’ killed by barrel bombs 

At least 15 civilians have reportedly been killed by a suspected barrel bomb attack on a funeral being held in the Syrian city of

Residents had gathered in the rebel-controlled Bab al-Nayrab district to mourn 11 children who died in air strikes two days before on Saturday when the explosions struck.

Mohammed Khandakani, a hospital volunteer, said one of the injured victims told him two barrel bombs were dropped within minutes, injuring an ambulance driver responding to the first attack and hampering rescue efforts.

Footage posted by activists online showed relatives screaming as victims were carried into a side street in body bags, leaving trails of blood on the floor.

A dead body on an abandoned stretcher could be seen next to a partially crushed ambulance, surrounded by rubble and scattered body parts.

A baby was visible among the bodies of the dead as children covered in dust were pulled from the ruins. The images could not be independently verified.

The Syrian Network group put the death toll from Saturday’s attacks at 11 but the pro-rebel Aleppo Media Centre said more than 20 people died.

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