25 killed in Syria bombing

Damascus, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 25 people, including children, were killed in a bombing in Syria’s Idlib town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.

The Human Rights observatory said the victims included two women and 10 rebel fighters, adding that the death toll could rise due to the serious condition of the wounded in the rebel-held Syrian town, Efe news reported.

The local media quoted a military official who said that the Syrian Air Force and the army’s artillery killed at least 40 “terrorists” in bombing in several villages in Idlib.

The airstrikes targeted the villages of Khan Sheikhoun, al-Sheikh Mustafa and Maaret al-Nouman in Idlib.

According to the official, the attacks targeted “terrorist groups” such as Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa and other Islamic factions.

Idlib is almost entirely controlled by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly Nusra Front, and other allied factions.

–IANS

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