Syrian air raids kill 13 people in western town: Report

The air strikes hit the town of Rastan in Homs province and were part of a heavy bombardment in the area, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

By: Reuters | Beirut | Published: May 18, 2016 7:41:00 pm
Syria, Syria airstrikes, Syria air raids, Syria war, Syria news In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens gather at the scene where two explosions struck the village of Mukharam al-Fawkani, east of the central city of Homs, Syria, Thursday May 5, 2016. (SANA via AP)

Air raids carried out by Syrian government warplanes killed at least 13 people from one family in a town in the west of the country on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

The air strikes hit the town of Rastan in Homs province and were part of a heavy bombardment in the area, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Eight children were among those killed, it said.

Government warplanes have targeted Rastan and other towns and villages under rebel control in the area, which lies midway between the government-held cities of Hama and Homs. (Reporting by John Davison)

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