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Thursday 14 December 2017

14 killed in twin suicide attack

The attacks were carried out in rebel-controlled Idlib province
The attacks were carried out in rebel-controlled Idlib province

Twin suicide attacks on the offices of a powerful insurgent group in rebel-controlled Idlib province has killed at least 14, according to a Syrian war monitor.

It was not clear who was behind Sunday's attack.

Earlier, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least five Ahrar al-Sham members were killed in the village of Tal Touqan.

The Observatory said it was a twin suicide attack that targeted the ultraconservative group.

Opposition-operated Baladi News Network quoted a witness as saying at least 15 people were killed in the attack that targeted a group meeting, saying the attackers reached the area on a rigged motorcycle.

Northern Idlib is an opposition stronghold, but an al Qaida-linked group has the most sway there and it is at odds with Ahrar al-Sham, the powerful ultraconservative group targeted in the attack.

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