Suspected Russian airstrikes kill nearly 50 in Syria’s Idlib

Published January 10th, 2016 - 08:30 GMT

At least 47 people were killed and scores of others injured on Saturday when Russian warplanes struck the opposition-held Maarat al-Numan district in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, Syrian civil defense sources told Anadolu Agency.

According to the sources, who are based in Maarat al-Numan, the victims -- most of whom were civilians -- were killed when Russian warplanes struck a market and residential areas, along with a prison controlled by the Nusra Front militant group.

The same sources added that another person had been killed -- and several others injured -- by Russian airstrikes carried out in the city of Saraqib and the town of Khan Shaykhun, both of which are also located in Idlib.

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