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Airstrikes in Syria Kill 21 Civilians

Ten members of the same family were killed in an air raid Tuesday.

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    Airstrikes in Syria Kill 21 Civilians
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    File photo: this photo provided by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria, an opposition activist media organization, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an airstrike that killed over 20 people in the village of Hass, Syria, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016. A team of first responders, the Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib, said at least 50 were wounded in the raids that used parachute mines, targeting the residential area and schools in the village of Hass. Most of those killed were children, the group said on its Facebook page.

    A Syrian search-and-rescue group says 21 civilians have been killed in two separate airstrikes on the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib. 

    The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says 10 members of the same family were killed in an air raid Tuesday on the village of Baarbo, while 11 others were killed in a strike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven children and two pregnant women were killed in Khan Sheikhoun. The Observatory also said 21 civilians were killed between the two locations.

    The Observatory and the Civil Defense blamed the strikes on government and Russian jets. Russia is a key military ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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