Syria regime air strikes kill 13 children: monitor

Destroyed buildings are seen in the Homs neighbourhood of Khaldiyeh, formerly held by rebel fighters and captured by Syrian government forces in summer 2013, on June 3, 2014Syrian government air strikes on two besieged, rebel-held areas of the central province of Homs killed at least 31 people, 13 of them children, a monitoring group said on Sunday. Sixteen members of the same family were among 24 people killed in raids late Saturday and Sunday on the town of Talbisseh, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, updating an earlier toll. They included 12 children and three women, said the Britain-based monitoring group which has a wide network of sources inside Syria. Talbisseh was one of Syria’s first areas to fall under rebel government control, after the 2011 outbreak of a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

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