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At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Sunday, December 04 2016 Dec 4, 2016 December 04, 2016 10:31 AM December 04, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ALEPPO, Syria - Syrian activists say at least 3 children and 18 others have been killed in a series of air strikes on the opposition-controlled town of Kafranbel in northwestern Syria.

The activist-run Kafranbel Media Center published a list of 22 dead from the presumed Russian or Syrian government airstrikes.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group was able to confirm 21 dead, among them members of the local police force. It said the airstrikes hit the town's main marketplace.

Russia's military announced last month it was resuming its airstrikes on the northwestern Idlib province and central Homs province in support of the government's efforts to suppress a years-long uprising against its national authority. Kafranbel is not on any front lines of the raging war.

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