Schoolchildren among 35 dead in Syria raids: monitor

Syrian volunteers search for victims following overnight airstrikes in Kafar Takharim, Idlib province, on October 24, 2016Air strikes on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province hit a school and the surrounding area on Wednesday, killing at least 35 civilians including many children, a monitor and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “warplanes — either Russia or Syrian — carried out six strikes” in the village of Hass, including on a school complex. Eleven schoolchildren were among the dead, said the Britain-based monitor.

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