Syrian activists say 10 killed in Idlib bombings

The first blast occurred in the early afternoon and another followed seconds later.

18 February 2019 | 16:24

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 18 February 2019 | 16:24

This photo released on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers in a street hit by a shell from Syrian forces, in the town of Maaret al-Numan, Idlib, north Syria. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

BEIRUT: Two bomb blasts have struck the northwestern city of Idlib, killing at least 10 people, Syrian opposition activists and paramedics said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blasts in the Qusour neighborhood during rush hour Monday killed 13 people and wounded 25.

The Edlib Media Center, an activist collective, said the bombings killed 10 and wounded dozens.

The first blast occurred in the early afternoon and another followed seconds later. The opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense, a group of volunteer first responders, said one of its members was wounded.

The city of Idlib is controlled by al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which has wide influence in northern Syria.

The city has been hit with bombings in recent months that killed or wounded scores of people.


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