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Airstrikes on Syria’s Idlib Kill 7

Airstrikes on Syria’s Idlib Kill 7

Thursday, 8 September, 2022 - 15:00
An aerial view of a camp for the displaced in Syria's Idlib province. Reuters file photo

Syrian regime airstrikes over the country’s northwestern Idlib province on Thursday killed seven civilians and wounded at least 12, activists and first responders said.

The Syrian opposition, which now holds only a tiny sliver of the country, blamed Russian-backed warplanes for the attack.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights gave the casualty figures, saying a total of 14 airstrikes were launched, killing seven people. It gave a higher toll for the wounded, saying 15 people were hurt.

Syrian Civil Defense volunteers also said in a statement that the area in the opposition enclave was also hit with surface-to-surface missiles and cluster munitions. The sources of the airstrikes could not be independently verified, nor the targets of the attacks.

Rescuers rushed to remove the bodies under the rubble of a workshop in the village of Hafsarja.

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