Raids on Syria market kill 21, hundreds flee IS bastion

Syrian Civil Defence members, known as the White Helmets, gather at a site following air strikes on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, on June 12, 2016Air strikes on a market in Syria’s Al-Qaeda-held city of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians Sunday, as hundreds fled a besieged Islamic State group bastion near the Turkish border. Five children were among those killed in the air raids on Idlib, which is held by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and its allies, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Peace talks towards ending Syria’s five-year war have stalled, with no immediate end in sight to a conflict that has killed 280,000 people.

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