Syrian Airstrikes Kill 18 in North 04/24 06:48
BEIRUT (AP) -- Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a
vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have
killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says fighter jets hit
the crowded market in the town of Atareb on Thursday morning.
The Observatory says the death toll is likely to rise because many were
Another activists group, the Syria-based Local Coordination Committees also
reported the airstrikes on Atareb, saying that 24 people were killed.
The discrepancy in the death toll is not unusual in the immediate aftermath
of such large attacks.