Air strikes kill 12 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

AlBara, Syria, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Saturday killed 12 civilians, half of them children, in the country’s last major opposition bastion, a Britain-based monitor said.

The air raids in the jihadist-run northwest region of Idlib also wounded several others, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Air strikes by regime ally Russia killed four civilians including a child in the village of Al-Bara in the south of the region, the Observatory said.

An AFP correspondent at the scene saw rescue workers pick through the rubble of a two-storey home whose concrete roof had collapsed.

Rescuers carried away the body of a victim wrapped in a blanket on a stretcher.

Russian raids also killed two civilians including a child in the nearby area of Jabal Zawiya, the Observatory said.

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