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Reports: Deadly airstrike in north Syria kills 13 people

July 6, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — A war monitor and first responders group say an airstrike has killed at least 13 people in a village in northwestern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the dead, most of them internally displaced persons, include seven children and three women. They died on Saturday in a Syrian government airstrike on the village of Mhambel in the province of Idlib.

Opposition-allied first responders known as the White Helmets also reported the attack and the casualties.

Idlib is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria’s eight-year civil war. Government troops backed by Russia have been using heavy airstrikes in their campaign to take the area in the past months.

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