Activists say air strikes pummel rebel-held city

AP News
|
Posted: May 30, 2016 8:04 PM

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a wave of air strikes on the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwestern Syria have killed at least 10 people and damaged one or more hospitals.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group counted 10 strikes on Idlib on Monday night, which it said killed at least 14 civilians, including 3 children. The group says it believes Russian jets carried out the attacks.

The Local Coordination Committees, an activist network, said 10 people were killed when the city's National Hospital was hit, but had no details about casualties elsewhere in the city.

The opposition Civil Defense, which carries out rescue operations, gave a higher casualty figure, saying dozens were killed and hundreds wounded in the air strikes in which several hospitals were damaged.

The Observatory says hospitals were not targeted, but damaged when bombs struck nearby.


What’s the Matter with California?