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Air strike kills dozens in Syrian refugee camp

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
Air strike kills dozens in Syrian refugee camp

<p><p></p> <p>Activists and eyewitnesses say at least 28 people have been killed by an air strike on a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria.</p> <p>The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says dozens of people are thought to have been wounded.</p> <p>Images on social media appear to show the aftermath of fire among the tents at the Kamouna camp, near Sarmada in Idlib province, 10 kilometres from the Turkish border.</p> <p>It is 30 km west of the city of Aleppo.</p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Warplanes target Alkmaounah Camp in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sarmada?src=hash">#Sarmada</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Idleb?src=hash">#Idleb</a>, killing 30, wounding dozens &burning more than 50 tents<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Syria?src=hash">#Syria</a> <a href="https://t.co/mpnlWZZKe4">pic.twitter.com/mpnlWZZKe4</a></p>— Syrian Coalition (@SyrCoalition) <a href="https://twitter.com/SyrCoalition/status/728303790194098176">May 5, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p> <p>“There were two aerial strikes that his this makeshift camp for refugees who have taken refuge from fighting in southern Aleppo and Palmyra. The camp took two direct hits. I heard many tents were on fire,” said <strong>Abu Ibrahim al-Sarmadi</strong>, a local activist.</p> <p>The ground is still smouldering in places.</p> <p>There has been no confirmation of who carried out the attack.</p> <p>It comes less than a day after Syrian troops and some rebel forces implemented a 48-hour ceasefire in and around Aleppo, following pressure from Russia, the US and UN. </p></p>