Airstrike on Market in Syrian Rebel-held Town Kills at Least 10 Civilians, Reports Say

The Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective that covers rebel-held areas in northern Syria also said 10 civilians were killed and dozens were wounded

A man passing a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad at the newly opened crossing between the Iraqi town of Qaim and Syria's Boukamal, September 30, 2019. The Arabic sign reads, "Congratulations victory."
Hadi Mizban,AP

Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike on a market in a rebel-held town in the country’s northwest has killed at least 10 civilians.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday’s airstrike on the market in Maaret al-Numan killed 10 and wounded others.

The Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective that covers rebel-held areas in northern Syria also said 10 civilians were killed and dozens were wounded.

The town is in Idlib province, the country’s last opposition stronghold.

Syrian troops launched a four-month offensive earlier this year against Idlib, which is dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants.

The Syrian government offensive forced hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes. A fragile cease-fire halted the advance at the end of August, but in recent weeks it has been repeatedly violated.