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Insurgents attack two Syrian Shi'ite villages with car bombs, 250 rockets - monitor

18 September 2015, 17:16

Beirut - Insurgents detonated at least four car bombs and fired 250 rockets at two Shi'ite villages in northwestern Syria on Friday, a monitor said.

Also read: Moscow says happy to talk to US about presence in Syria

An alliance of insurgent groups including al-Qaeda's al-Nusra Front attacked al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province, an area bordering Turkey that is mostly rebel-controlled, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Thousands of civilians have been living under siege this year in the two villages, which are still held by government forces.

- Reuters


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