Thursday 27 July 2017

Air strikes in north-west Syria kill at least 12, say anti-government groups

Air strikes reportedly killed at least 12 people in the Syrian city of Idlib
Air strikes reportedly killed at least 12 people in the Syrian city of Idlib

Anti-government activists say air strikes have killed at least 12 people at a market and other targets in the north-western Syrian city of Idlib.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, says at least 12 people died when several air strikes struck the insurgent-held city on Sunday.

It said the number of casualties is likely to rise.

The Local Coordination Committees, another anti-government monitoring group, says the strikes killed 13 and wounded 29, with most casualties occurring in a vegetable market.

Idlib is controlled by a coalition of Syrian rebel groups that includes al Qaida's local branch, the Nusra Front.

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