At least 33 civilians have been killed and scores of others have been injured in a government airstrike on a market in the rebel-held Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday\’s attack occurred in the Hillok area.
The attack comes a day after a strike on an Aleppo school left 18 dead, many of them children.
Aleppo has been divided between government forces and rebels, with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carrying out frequent airstrikes and dropping crude barrel bombs in rebel-held areas.
Also Wednesday, members of the U.N. Security Council said they fear that little progress has been made on getting desperately needed humanitarian aid into Syria.
U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said a resolution passed in February aimed at eliminating obstacles to delivering aid is not working. She says less than 10 percent of the 242,000 people living in besieged areas have received assistance over the past four weeks.
More than 150,000 people have been killed and another 2.6 million have fled the country since Syria\’s civil war began in March 2011.
The conflict started with mass street protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and turned into an insurgency after a violent crackdown on demonstrators.