27 Oct, DAMASCUS –
At least 22 people were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes which targeted a rebel-held town in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, a monitor group reported.
Half of those killed where children, as the airstrikes targeted a schools compound in the town of Hass in the countryside of Idlib, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The UK-based watchdog group said it is believed that Russian warplanes were behind the airstrikes.
It added that the death toll could likely rise, as tens of wounded people are in critical conditions.
The report couldn’t be verified independently with the absence of official confirmation, or denial.
Much of Idlib is under the control of the ultra-radical groups. That area was a target for many airstrikes that hit the rebel positions there. (Xinhua)