Syria regime shelling leaves 20 dead, including 2 medics

BeirutUpdated: Jul 02, 2016, 02:35 PM IST
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Two medics were among at least 20 people killed on Saturday in Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held town northeast of the capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. 

The bombardment struck the town of Jayrud, 60 kilometres (35 miles) from Damascus, where the army says Islamist rebels killed a pilot they captured after he was forced to eject on Friday.