Nearly 30 civilians dead in bombing on north Syria

11 Aug 2018

Heavy bombardment killed nearly 30 civilians across northern Syria today, a monitor said, in some of the fiercest shelling of rebel-held areas there in months. The air strikes and barrel bombs targeted the key opposition-held province of Idlib in Syria's northwest and a rebel town in the adjacent province of Aleppo. Idlib is the largest chunk of territory still in rebel hands, and President Bashar al-Assad has warned it would be his next target. AFP