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Syrian jets bomb rebel-held Homs district, kill several people: Monitor, rescue workers

Reuters , Wednesday 8 Feb 2017
A general view shows smoke billowing from an oil field as Syrian government forces advance towards the strategic Jihar oil fields on the eastern outskirts of Homs on February 7, 2017 (Photo: AFP)
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Syrian government jets bombed a rebel-held district of Homs city on Wednesday killing several people, rescue workers and a monitoring group reported.

The raids hit the al-Waer neighbourhood, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue service operating in rebel-held territory, said.

The Observatory put the death toll at 8 and more than two-dozen wounded. The Civil Defence did not give a figure.

A military media unit run by Damascus ally Hezbollah said the army had fired rockets at militants in al-Waer, but that the insurgents had fired first.


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