11 killed, dozens wounded in air strikes in Syria

11 killed, dozens wounded in air strikes in Syria

At least 11 civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded in air strikes on a central Syrian village today.
Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, said the raids targeted a livestock market in the village of Oqayrabat, held by the Islamic State group in Hama province. They were probably Russian air strikes, he said, adding that 45 people were also wounded.
Oqayrabat lies northwest of Palmyra, the ancient desert city that was recaptured by Russian-backed government forces from IS on Wednesday.
Syrian and Russian warplanes today were heavily bombing IS jihadists north and east of Palmyra, which has changed hands several times in Syria’s nearly six-year war.

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