Two children dead in air strikes in northern Idlib province – monitor

Air strikes on the small rural town of Hazano in the north of Syria’s largely rebel-held Idlib province killed two girls and injured nine others, Britain-based monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Saturday (February 17).

Video uploaded to social media by the civil defence group known as the White Helmets on Saturday purports to show a rescue operation underway in Hazano after an air strike.

In the video a group of rescuers are seen digging a small child out from the rubble of a collapsed building while firefighters tackle a blazing truck.

SOHR said air strikes were also carried out on Saturday in Khwain and Tamanaa in the southeast of the province, but that no casualties had been reported.

Warplanes have continued to target areas of Idlib despite poor weather conditions, SOHR said.


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