45 killed in Russian air strikes in Syria's Latakia: monitor

Syrian opposition fighters take up position in the Mount Azzan area, north of Aleppo, during reported fighting against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on October 17, 2015At least 45 people have been killed in a wave of Russian air strikes in the north of the regime stronghold of Latakia province, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. “At least 45 people were killed in Russian air strikes on the Jabal al-Akrad region yesterday afternoon,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Opposition forces including moderate and Islamist fighters have positions in the Jabal al-Akrad region, which is in the far north of coastal Latakia.

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