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At least 18 civilians killed in Syria air strikes


The strikes hit the Idlib province town of Ariha, which is controlled by the Army of Conquest, a rebel alliance of mainly Islamist groups, including Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Several areas of the town were hit and rescue operations are under way with several critically wounded, the Britain-based group said.

The Army of Conquest alliance seized Ariha in May after heavy fighting with regime forces.

Russia launched a bombing campaign in Syria on September 30. It says it targets the Islamic State group and other “terrorists”, but critics accuse it of targeting moderate and Islamist rebel fighters more than IS.

Russian air strikes have previously hit several Army of Conquest positions in Idlib province.

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  • amador kester

    The war in libya also called the land of sweet, gentle arabs was not so brutal on civilian population as long as its major war lasted. But the conflict in syria called the land of most hard– hearted arab leadership is carving a barbarious notoriety for its senseless targetting of civilian population by air bombardment,, the same predicament found during nigerian civil war. And the UN is yet to issue a categorical statement on the civilian onslaught in syria which includes children of course. There is no doubt that the predisposing psychology of a people influences their behavioural idiosyncracies at time of conflict and extreme environmental stressors..