Syria's death toll in Idlib car bomb rises to at least 25

Also, nearly 100 people were wounded.

8 January 2018 | 11:29

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 8 January 2018 | 11:29

This photo shows members of the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, clearing the rubble at the scene of a reported air strike on a market in the city of Maaret al-Numan in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on January 3, 2018. (AFP Photo)

BEIRUT: The death toll from a massive car bombing there the previous evening has risen to at least 25, according to a Syrian monitoring group and paramedics in the northwestern city of Idlib. Also, nearly 100 people were wounded.

The first-responders Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets says four children and 11 women were among the 25 killed.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday gave a higher death toll, saying 34 people were killed, including 18 civilians.

The Sunday night bombing targeted the office of Ajnad al-Koukaz, a militant group consisting of foreign fighters mostly from the Caucuses and Russia, according to activists.

Idlib is the capital of a province by the same name that is controlled by several rebel factions, including an al-Qaida-linked group.

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