Syrian regime forces bombarded a school in Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least nine people, including five children. The toll is expected to rise in the airstrike on Jamil Qabani School, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"Military aircraft struck a school in east Aleppo city and killed five children, three female teachers, and one man," the monitoring group reportedly said.
The monitoring group also shared gory images from the school strike, showing a man apparently holding a severed leg of a child.
The Syrian army, however, denied such an incident, according to Reuters.
President Bashar al-Assad's forces have been accused of indiscriminately bombing civilian areas while targeting insurgents during the four-year civil war that has killed over 2,00,000 people.
Aleppo is divided under government control in the west and rebel control in the east, and the clashes often result in civilian casualties.