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Nine dead in blast in northwest Syria: monitor

AFP  |  Beirut 

Nine people, mostly civilians, were killed today in an explosion in the city of in northwestern but the cause was not immediately clear, a war monitor said.

The blast left 26 more people wounded, according to the Britain-based for Human Rights which relies on a network of sources inside the war-torn country.

In recent months, several explosions have rocked province, which has witnessed infighting between competing hardline groups opposed to

The most prominent armed group is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is led by Syria's former branch.

Syria's war has killed more than 350,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with a brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrations.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 02:35 IST