Deadly air strikes hit Idlib markets in Syria

    Deadly air strikes hit Idlib markets in Syria

    April 20, Damascus: Air strikes on two markets in northwest Syria have killed more than 50 people, as Syria's opposition negotiators left peace talks that were held in Geneva, media reports said.

    Rami Abdurrahman, Chief of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the strikes were among the deadliest since a ceasefire took effect in Syria at the end of February.

    The opposition's Higher Negotiations Committee (HNC) announced its delegation was leaving Geneva because no advances were made in the talks.

    Riad Hijab, the head of the HNC, had earlier warned that the delegation would leave Switzerland if the attacks on rebel-held towns would not stop.

    It was not clear if Tuesday's air strikes were carried out by Syrian or Russian war planes that have been deployed to Syria to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Al Jazeera reported.

    The rescue workers said more than 40 people were killed in the town of Maarat al-Numan in the rebel stronghold of Idlib province.

    Another 10 people were killed in an air strike on a market in the nearby town of Kafr Nubl. The deaths from the latest strike included five children, according to sources.

    The Oslo Times


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