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Government air strikes kill more civilians in Syria

Government air strikes kill more civilians in Syria
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There have been fresh reports of more civilian casualties in Syria – opposition activists claim government air strikes killed 16 people on Sunday in the north east of the country.

These unverified images are said to show Saturday’s air attack in Idlib province in which a UK based Syrian Human rights agency claimed at least 18 civilians died.

While both sides have been accused of war crimes the agency has accused Syrian forces of deliberately targeting civilians.

Government and rebel forces are blaming each other for the destruction of a seventh century mosque.

Amateur video shows the Omari mosque in Deraa being destroyed after a sustained attack.

The building carries special symbolism for the Syrian opposition – in the early says of the uprising it had served as a meeting point and makeshift clinic..