Air raid on Aleppo school kills 10, says Syrian Civil Defence
Four teachers among victims of attack after 'vacuum bomb' dropped on school in Aleppo.

At least 10 people including four teachers have been killed and 30 wounded after the Syrian army dropped a vacuum bomb on an elementary school in the northern city of Aleppo, Syrian Civil Defence sources have said.

"Ten people including teachers and students were killed when the Syrian regime bombed the Said al-Ansari school in the opposition-held Al-Ansari district," a member of the Syrian Civil Defence, who declined to be named, told The Anadolu Agency on Sunday.

At least 30 people were wounded and a large number of vehicles caught fire following the bombardment, he said, adding residents in opposition-held areas of Aleppo had been warned "against going out" due to the ongoing airstrikes by the Syrian regime.

The Syrian National Council confirmed four teachers were killed and regime forces were continuing to bombard the region.

Civilians targeted

The Syrian army dropped vacuum bombs in Aleppo's Bab al-Nairab, Bustan al-Qasr and Maadi neighborhoods, it said.

The attack comes a day after at least 25 people were killed and 30 wounded in another regime air raid in Aleppo.

A regime warplane targeted civilians with a vacuum bomb in a crowded local market in the Maadi area under opposition control, Civil Defense sources said on Saturday.

Five vehicles and 15 shops were destroyed in the attack, sources said.

Syria's civil conflict, which has entered its fifth year, has left tens of thousands of people dead and millions of others displaced both internally and externally.

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