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Air Strike Kills 18 in Syria's Idlib Province

Air Strike Kills 18 in Syria's Idlib Province

Smoke billows following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, on April 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamad ABAZEED 

Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:17 PM

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. 

Elsewhere in Syria, a pair of activist groups reported that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike hit a boat carrying civilians fleeing across the Euphrates River, killing seven members of the same family. The groups Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and Sound and Picture reported that the attack killed a woman and her six children. The attack occurred in the Shuaib al-Zeker area near where U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have been on the offensive against IS under the cover of coalition airstrikes.

On Friday, the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat airbase outside of Homs, Syria, the first American attack on a Syrian government military base since the civil war began.

A pentagon spokesman said that the base was believed to be where the chemical weapons attack launched on Syrian citizens earlier this week originated. According to the spokesman the targets hit in the attack were "aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage areas, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radars."

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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.
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