February 8, 2017 / 1:40 PM / 6 months ago

Syrian jets bomb rebel-held Homs district, kill several people -monitor, rescue workers

BEIRUT, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Syrian government jets bombed a rebel-held district of Homs city on Wednesday killing several people, rescue workers and a monitoring group reported.

The raids hit the al-Waer neighbourhood, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue service operating in rebel-held territory, said.

The Observatory put the death toll at 8 and more than two-dozen wounded. The Civil Defence did not give a figure.

A military media unit run by Damascus ally Hezbollah said the army had fired rockets at militants in al-Waer, but that the insurgents had fired first. (Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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