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Air strikes kill 25 civilians in Hama, say Syrian activists

Published 01/09/2016

Air strikes in Syria reportedly killed at least 25 civilians
Air strikes in Syria reportedly killed at least 25 civilians

Air strikes in Syria have killed at least 25 people including six children in Hama, said opposition activists.

The strikes came as insurgents made a lightning advance on government-controlled areas.

A series of air strikes in northern Hama killed at least 25 civilians, including six children, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

At least 10 people died when warplanes struck a crowd of people displaced from Suran, a town north of Hama city that was seized by opposition fighters, reported the Hama-based Syrian Press Centre.

Another 15 people were killed further to the west, said the centre.

Syria's state news agency Sana said warplanes killed 10 "terrorists" in northern Hama.

Insurgents have been pushing toward Hama city, seizing government positions in the north.

AP

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