A civil defence member tries to put out a fire at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the al-Maadi neighbourhood of Aleppo yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Hosam Katan

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