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Militants drop rockets on strategic villages in northwest Syria

21 July 2015 15:33


Al-Qaeda-linked militants have fired hundreds of rockets and mortar shells into two besieged villages in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that at least seven people were killed and hundreds more wounded in the shelling of Fuaa and Kafraya villages by terrorist al-Nusra militants in Idlib Province.

No immediate reports were available on whether those killed were government forces or civilians. However, sources said that Syrian troops still control the two strategic villages, the only remaining outposts for government forces in Idlib.

The Britain-based group, which is affiliated to Syria’s foreign-backed opposition, said fighting still continues around the villages with Syrian fighter jets targeting positions of Nusra front militants.

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