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Students among 22 dead in Idlib strikes: Monitor

The England-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 42 people had died and more than a 100 had been wounded in air strikes on a village mosque in Aleppo province. Photograph: (AFP)

Reuters Beirut, Lebanon Oct 26, 2016, 12.31 PM (IST)

Airstrikes killed at least 22 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was quoted as saying by international news agency Reuters. Seven of them were children. 

 

Several locations in the Haas village were hit by the warplanes, including an elementary and middle school, killing at least one teacher as well as the children, said the British-based war monitor. 

 

A military source told a Syrian state TV that a number of militants had been killed when their positions were targeted in Haas, however, he did not mention a school, Reuters reported. 

 

Syria's civil war pits President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia, Iran and Shi'ite Muslim militias from Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan against an array of mostly Sunni rebel groups including some backed by Turkey, Gulf monarchies and the US. 

 

(WION with inputs from Reuters) 

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