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44 people killed in Syria air strike: rescue workers

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 9:39pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 9:41pm

At least 44 people were killed in an air strike on Thursday in the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, rescue workers told a journalist at the scene.

“We have recovered 44 corpses from under the rubble,” one rescue worker said. A medic had earlier told reporters that at least 20 people were killed and 30 were missing.

According to the rescue worker, the Syrian air force’s bombs destroyed two residential buildings and a mosque, where many women and children were taking refuge.


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