12 killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in north-west Syria



CAIRO (dpa)- At least 12 civilians were killed on Saturday in airstrikes carried out by Syrian and Russian warplanes against rebels in north-western Syria, a war monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said eight people from two families were killed in Russian airstrikes on the vicinity of the town of Khan Sheihkoun in the rebel-held province of Idlib.



The Britain-based watchdog added that four others were killed by Syrian government airstrikes on the towns of Kafarya and Kafr Nabl in Idlib and on a town in the province of Hama.
The observatory said the number of deaths is likely to increase as there are wounded civilians, some of them in critical condition.
Since late April, the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, supported by Russian air power, started a massive campaign against rebels in the provinces of Hama and Idlib, the last major opposition stronghold in the country.
The offensive has so far killed 641 civilians and displaced more than 300,000 people, according to the observatory.
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Sunday, July 14th 2019
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