Russian air strikes in Syria kill 45, including rebel commander: monitor

October 20, 2015 7:17 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian air strikes in Syria's Latakia province killed a top rebel commander from a group armed by President Bashar al-Assad's foreign enemies, a monitoring group said on Tuesday (Oct 20).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 45 people - both rebel fighters and civilians - were killed in the air strikes on Monday evening in the Jabal Akrad area, which is held by the First Coastal Division rebel group.

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