Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town: monitor

April 27th, 2015  
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Topic: Syrian jets pound insurgent-held town: monitor

Syrian jets killed at least 34 people in air strikes on the town of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a group monitoring the war said, one day after it was seized by Islamist fighters closing in on government-held territory by the coast. Syrian state television said the military had ambushed some militants close to Jisr al-Shughour, which was captured on Saturday for the first time in the four-year conflict by a hardline Islamist alliance including al Qaeda. The Observatory said around 20 air strikes since late on Saturday had killed at least 34 people including insurgents and civilians, some of them children. Syrian television also reported that the insurgents had killed civilians, but the Observatory said only supporters of the government had been detained, and no one killed.


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