Russian air strikes ‘kill dozens’ in Syria

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015 by The News Editor

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Russian air strikes have killed dozens of people in a Syrian coastal province, activists said.

The air strikes, which began on Monday afternoon and lasted several hours, also wounded scores, the activists added.

Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Tuesday that at least 45 people were killed in the rebel-held Jabal al-Akrad region in Latakia province.

The Local Coordination Committees, another activist-run monitoring group, said 57 people were killed in the province on Monday, mostly by Russian air strikes.

Jabal al-Akrad is close to the rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, which has been targeted by Russian warplanes since Moscow launched its air campaign late last month.

Latakia province includes key strongholds of president Bashar Assad and the Alawite religious minority to which he belongs.

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015 by The News Editor

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