Pro-opposition group reports 'massacre' in Aleppo

A pro-opposition monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says it has evidence of the apparent execution of at least 65 people in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Aleppo in north-western Syria has been the focus of frequent bouts of fighting Credit: Google Maps

A video posted on the internet by opposition activists shows bodies lined alongside what they said was the Queiq River in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo.

The Queiq River rises in Turkey and travels through government-held districts of Aleppo before it reaches Bustan al-Qasr.

The Queiq River, surrounded by green, passes to the right of the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria Credit: Google Maps


UK to double Syria aid

Britain has vowed to double its aid to £50 million to help deal with the humanitarian disaster caused by the crisis in Syria. The UN Secretary General has talked of the "unrelenting horrors" in the country.