At least 30 killed in air strike on refugee camp near Idlib



    At least 30 killed in air strike on refugee camp near Idlib

    May 6, Aleppo: At least 30 people have been killed in an air strike on a camp for internally displaced Syrians near the country's border with Turkey.

    According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack on the camp in Idlib province on Thursday also left dozens of others injured, with a number of those killed children.

    Video of the incident posted on social media showed tents on fire and victims buried underneath debris as rescuers tried to put out flames.

    Idlib is not part of the partial ceasefire that was announced yesterday after an agreement between the US and Russia.

    The attack is the latest deadly strike on civilians in Syria, with much of the recent focus on the divided city of Aleppo where nearly 300 people were killed in nearly two weeks of air strikes and shelling, media reports said.

    Fighting has calmed in the area after the US-brokered cessation of hostilities but violations of the agreement were reported on Thursday.

    Syria's government has been at war with rebels after it violently put down an initially peaceful uprising against President Bashar al-Assad five years ago.

    An estimated 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict, according to the UN, with millions more diplaced internally and in neighbouring states.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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