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US blames regime airstrikes for Aleppo University blasts

Last modified: 16 Jan 2013 22:16

The Us has condemned the "despicable attack" on university buildings in Aleppo, alleging that regime air strikes killed at least 82 people.

"The United States is appalled and saddened by the Syrian regime's deadly attack yesterday on the University of Aleppo," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

"According to eyewitnesses at the scene, regime planes launched aerial strikes on university facilities," she told journalists.

The government blamed rebels for the explosions.