Ten killed in Syria rocket strikes — monitor

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A view of damage caused by shelling on a camp for internally displaced people near the village of Kafr Jales in Syria’s Idlib province, on November 6, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

KAFR JALES, Syria  — Syrian rocket fire on Sunday killed 10 people including three children at makeshift camps for displaced people in the country’s last major rebel-held bastion, a war monitor said.اضافة اعلان

The dead included eight civilians and two unidentified individuals, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, revising up an earlier toll of nine killed.

Another 77 people were reported injured in bouts of rocket fire.

More than 30 rockets exploded in the morning in several areas, including the camps, situated west of the city of Idlib in Syria’s northwest.

Shelling continued later in the morning at several locations in the area, and rebels targeted government positions in retaliation for the strikes, according to the observatory, which has a broad network of sources on the ground.

In the late afternoon, the Syrian military launched a new round of strikes on Kafr Lata in southern Idlib, killing one person and injuring three others while they were picking olives, the monitor said.

The monitor said the shelling came in response to renewed fire from the Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group, headed by ex-members of Syria’s former Al-Qaeda franchise.

The last pocket of armed opposition to the Syrian government includes large swathes of Idlib province and parts of the neighboring Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia provinces.

HTS is the dominant group in the area but other groups are also active.

According to the observatory, the rocket fire came a day after five Syrian forces members died in shelling by a group affiliated with HTS.

The Idlib region is home to about 3 million people, around half of them displaced.

They are among the millions displaced internally and abroad by the war in Syria since 2011. Nearly half a million people have been killed.

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