Saturday 20 January 2018

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.

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