10 civilians killed in air strike
Published 07/01/2014 | 08:42
A Syrian government air strike has killed 10 civilians in a rebel-held town in the country's north, activists said today.
Two groups - the Aleppo Media Centre and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights - said the dead in the attack on the town of Bzaa included children.
The strike happened yesterday. The town of Bzaa lies in a rebel-held area of northern Aleppo province.
Activists say Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have killed hundreds in bombing of rebel-held areas there in recent weeks.
The strike came amid the most serious infighting between Syrian rebels in the north.
Activists say rebel-on-rebel clashes intensified today, as an alliance of opposition brigades tries to rout fighters from an al Qaida-linked group from the north.