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Activists: Russian, Syrian Strikes Kill 11 in Idlib

Activists: Russian, Syrian Strikes Kill 11 in Idlib

Saturday, 13 July, 2019 - 11:30
Members of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) and civilians gather following a reported regime airstrike on the village of Kafriya, in Syria's Idlib province, on July 13, 2019. Omar HAJ KADOUR / AFP

Syrian rescuers and activists said Saturday that 11 civilians, including two families of four, have been killed in regime and Russian airstrikes inside Syria's last opposition stronghold in Idlib province.

First responders known as White Helmets said airstrikes in Kafriya village Saturday killed a mother, her baby and another man, leaving 11 injured, including one of their volunteers.

The rescuers and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said other airstrikes in the town of Khan Sheikhoun hit a farm, killing two families— four children and four parents.

The Observatory said Russian aircraft were suspected of launching the strike.

At least 13 civilians were killed Friday in Syrian regime air strikes in the country's northwest, including three children, the war monitor said.

Another 45 civilians were wounded in the strikes across Idlib, the Observatory added.

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