Syria Airstrikes Kill 16 In Southern Province

Airstrikes, carried out by Syrian air force jets, have killed at least 16 people, including 13 children, in a town in the country’s southern province of Deraa.

At least 16 people, including 13 younger than 18 years old, were killed when Syrian air force jets bombed a town in the southern province of Deraa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian government officials were not immediately reached.

The UK-based monitoring group that relies on a network of activists on the ground, said that those killed were attending lessons on the Koran in the town of Ghariya.

Syrian rebels have been making gains against government forces in Deraa province, the cradle of the four-year revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

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