Activists: 'Tens' killed, wounded in Syrian government airstrike on market in IS stronghold

January 20, 2015 12:15 PM

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BEIRUT – Activists say "tens" of people of were killed and wounded in a Syrian government airstrike on a livestock market in an Islamic State stronghold.

Two activist-run monitoring groups, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees, said the attack occurred Tuesday in the far eastern village of Khansaa, near the Syria-Iraq border. Khansaa is held by the Islamic State militant group.

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