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10 civilians killed in air strike

A Syrian government air strike has killed 10 civilians in a rebel-held town in the country's north, activists said today.

Two groups - the Aleppo Media Centre and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights - said the dead in the attack on the town of Bzaa included children.

The strike happened yesterday. The town of Bzaa lies in a rebel-held area of northern Aleppo province.

Activists say Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have killed hundreds in bombing of rebel-held areas there in recent weeks.

The strike came amid the most serious infighting between Syrian rebels in the north.

Activists say rebel-on-rebel clashes intensified today, as an alliance of opposition brigades tries to rout fighters from an al Qaida-linked group from the north.

AP

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