Accessibility links

Breaking News

Air Strike Kills 20 In Syria

Activists in Syria say a government air strike on a town in the country's northwest killed at least 20 people.

The air raid struck the town of Saraqeb in Idlib Province on April 13.

Amateur videos posted online showed a giant plume of black smoke, and people in cars and on motorbikes racing to help the wounded.

A Human Rights Watch report this week accused the Syrian government of committing war crimes by using indiscriminate and sometimes deliberate air strikes against civilians, killing at least 4,300 people since the summer.

Meanwhile, several Syrian government artillery shells exploded in northern Lebanon on April 13 as battles raged between Syrian opposition fighters and government troops over control of a strategic supply route.

The shelling caused no casualties, but it hit the electricity network in the area, Lebanon's official National Agency said.

Based on reporting by dpa and AP