Middle East

Airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province kill family of 7

  • This image released by Thiqa News Agency shows smoke rising and fires still burning after airstrikes hit the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Intensive bombings pummeled Syria's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo on Friday, residents and rescuers said, hitting an area housing several hospitals and sending the chief of a pediatrics clinic in a frantic search for a place to move his young patients. (Thiqa News via AP)

    This image released by Thiqa News Agency shows smoke rising and fires still burning after airstrikes hit the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Intensive bombings pummeled Syria's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo on Friday, residents and rescuers said, hitting an area housing several hospitals and sending the chief of a pediatrics clinic in a frantic search for a place to move his young patients. (Thiqa News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This image released by Thiqa News Agency shows smoke rising and fires still burning after airstrikes hit the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Intensive bombings pummeled Syria's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo on Friday, residents and rescuers said, hitting an area housing several hospitals and sending the chief of a pediatrics clinic in a frantic search for a place to move his young patients. (Thiqa News via AP)

    This image released by Thiqa News Agency shows smoke rising and fires still burning after airstrikes hit the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Intensive bombings pummeled Syria's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo on Friday, residents and rescuers said, hitting an area housing several hospitals and sending the chief of a pediatrics clinic in a frantic search for a place to move his young patients. (Thiqa News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This image released by Thiqa News Agency shows citizens inspecting damaged buildings after airstrikes hit the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Intensive bombings pummeled Syria's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo on Friday, residents and rescuers said, hitting an area housing several hospitals and sending the chief of a pediatrics clinic in a frantic search for a place to move his young patients. (Thiqa News via AP)

    This image released by Thiqa News Agency shows citizens inspecting damaged buildings after airstrikes hit the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Intensive bombings pummeled Syria's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo on Friday, residents and rescuers said, hitting an area housing several hospitals and sending the chief of a pediatrics clinic in a frantic search for a place to move his young patients. (Thiqa News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Syrian activists and rescue workers say airstrikes on a village in Syria's Aleppo province have killed seven members of the same family, including four children.

Friday's strike comes as neighborhoods in the besieged rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo are facing the fourth day of renewed attacks by government warplanes.

This week's onslaught on the rebel-held enclave of 275,000 people began with a Russian announcement of its own offensive on the northern rebel-controlled Idlib province and the central Homs province.

So far, more than 100 people have been killed.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strike that killed the seven from one family took place in southwestern Aleppo. Syrian Civil Defense posted photographs online showing children's bodies covered with dust and blood.