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Syrian activists say bombing of rebel area killed 5 people


AP Beirut
Syrian rescue workers and activists say government warplanes have bombed the last rebel stronghold in the country again, levelling a building and killing five people inside it, including three members of a single family.
The Syrian Civil Defence, known as White Helmets, says its volunteers pulled bodies and survivors from under the collapsed building in Maaret al-Numan, a town in southern Idlib that was hit in an airstrike on Thursday.
The group says a mother and her two children were among those killed while the woman's third son survived. Activist-operated Baladi News agency also reported that five people were killed.
Syria's government escalated its offensive on the rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria, home to 3 million people.
The UN has warned its humanitarian operations in the region are at risk.

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 7:50 PM IST

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