Syrian missile strike kills 23 civilians including eight children
A surface-to-surface missile fired by the Syrian military has hit an impoverished residential area in a rebel-held town in the north, killing 23 people including eight children, activists said.
A local activist who uses the name Abu al-Hassan said the attack on the town of Marea took place overnight, while people were sleeping in their homes.
He said that among the 23 killed was a family of 10 people, including eight children.
He said he was not aware of any fighting taking place in the area.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the attack on Marea.