At least 23 civilians dead in Syria regime raids on IS-held city: monitor

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on October 16, 2012, allegedly shows Syrians carrying wounded civilians following the shelling of homes by government forces in the village of MayadeenAt least 23 civilians, including eight children, were killed in regime air raids on a market in a jihadist-held city of eastern Syria on Monday, a monitoring group said. “Regime military aircraft fired at least two missiles at a souk (market) in Mayadeen, killing at least 23 civilians including eight children and five women,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The ultra-radical organisation has imposed its extreme interpretation of Islam in areas under its control across swathes of Syria and Iraq.

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