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Air strike kills 18 in Syria's Idlib province: Observatory for Human Rights

Reuters | 2017-04-09 10:35:08.0
A still image taken from a video posted to a social media website on April 4, shows people lying on the ground after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib
A still image taken from a video posted to a social media website on April 4, 2017, shows people lying on the ground said to be in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in rebel-held Idlib, Syria. Social Media Website via Reuters TV.
Image by: REUTERS TV / REUTERS

Air strikes killed at least 18 people including five children in a town in Syrian rebel-controlled Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defence rescue service reported.

The death toll from the air strikes in Urum al-Joz was expected to rise, said the Observatory, a Britain-based organisation that reports on the war using a network of sources in Syria.

The Civil Defence, which operates in rebel-held areas, said on a Twitter feed that the two air raids on the town on Saturday afternoon had killed 19 and wounded 22.

Scores of people were killed in a suspected chemical attack on Tuesday in the Idlib town of Khan Sheikhoun.

The United States launched a cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base in response to the attack. The Syrian government has denied any responsibility.

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