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12 killed in bombing of Syrian town

Syrian troops have bombed a northern town near the Turkish border, killing at least 12 people, activists have revealed.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the victims of the bombardment of the town of Salqin included five children. The town is four miles from the border with Turkey.

The Observatory said the death toll is expected to rise because many people were critically wounded.

The Local Co-ordination Committees, another activist group, put the death toll at 30.

Footage posted online by activists shows several mutilated bodies in a pick-up truck as a man shouts that his son was killed. The video's authenticity could not be independently verified.

Salqin is in the north-western province of Idlib that has seen intense clashes between troops and rebels in recent months.

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