Syrian activists: Deadly shelling at Aleppo bakery

Syrians help an injured man onto a truck after a shelling in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 23, 2012, in this video footage on YouTube that could not be independently verified. YouTube/syrbouazizi5

Last Updated Oct 23, 2012 11:12 AM EDT

Updated at 11:12 a.m. ET

Shelling killed at least 20 people Tuesday in a rebel-held neighborhood in the key Syrian city of Aleppo.

Abu Jamal, an opposition activist in Aleppo, told CBS News via Skype that a government tank fired three shells which landed inside the bakery. Jamal said at least 20 people were killed, including women and children.

"So far we have the names of 11 victims," Jamal told CBS News' Khaled Wassef. "The rest couldn't be identified as their bodies were disfigured beyond recognition."

The opposition activists' accounts could not be verified due to restrictions on independent media imposed by the Syrian regime.

A YouTube video whose owner claims was recorded in Aleppo Tuesday shows graphic footage in the aftermath of an attack. The content of the video could not be independently confirmed.

Meanwhile, in neighboring Turkey, an anti-aircraft shell from Syria hit an empty room of a health center, a private news agency reported Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

The shell pierced through a window of the health center some 200 yards inside the Turkish border, in the town of Reyhanli and ricocheted five times before hitting a wall, the Dogan news agency reported. An investigation was launched into the incident, the agency said.

Assad's forces have been battling rebels near the town of Haram, in Syria's Idlib province, across the border from Reyhanli.

Ever since a shell fired from Syria on Oct. 3 slammed into a Turkish border town, killing 5 civilians, Turkey has been firing into Syria in response to similar attacks.

More than 33,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising started in March last year.

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