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Dozens die in strikes on IS town

Published 11/07/2015

Forces loyal to Bashar Assad carried out the strikes
Forces loyal to Bashar Assad carried out the strikes

At least 28 people were killed in Syrian army air strikes on a town controlled by the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 19 civilians were among the dead in today's attack on the town of al-Bab, including three children and three women.

Scores of others were wounded in the attack which saw army helicopters drop explosives-filled barrels on the town in the northern province of Aleppo.

The Local Coordination Committees group said 29 people were killed.

Al-Bab is held by the Islamic State group and is a frequent target of Syrian army strikes that often kill civilians.

On May 31, Syrian army air strikes that hit a packed market in al-Bab killed around 70 people, most of them civilians.

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