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Nearly 30 killed after Syrian jet crashes into market

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 00:53

At least 27 people, mostly civilians, are reported killed after a Syrian army jet crashes into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held town of town of Ariha. Gavino Garay reports.

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+++RESENDING WITH CORRECTED INTRO+++ Witnesses say that dozens -- mainly civilians -- were killed when the Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a bustling marketplace in the the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "Each person was at his stall but now all of them are under the rubble. All the people are under the rubble. The plane, the pilots and its missile all hit the market." Other witnesses claim the jet dropped its bomb on the market prior to the crash in the busy commercial section of the city. The Syrian government has not made any official remarks on the crash. Rights groups say that fighting in Idlib province between government forces and insurgent groups has recently intensified with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces bombing key targets in a push to try and regain lost ground.

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Nearly 30 killed after Syrian jet crashes into market

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 00:53