Monday, Oct. 23
Latest News
  1. Activists demand settlers leave Palestinian home in Hebron
  2. Israeli forces raid refugee camp, ransack homes in search of weapons
  3. Israeli forces detain Palestinian for allegedly planning attack
  4. Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian teen sailing off Gaza coast
  5. Trump's envoy conditions Palestinian reconciliation on disarming Hamas
  6. Two Hamas fighters injured in training accident in Gaza
  7. Israel demolishes 2 Palestinians homes in Hebron-area village
  8. Armed Israeli soldier wounded by rock in overnight raid
  9. Two Palestinians detained after crossing Gaza border fence into Israel
  10. Israeli forces detain 32 Palestinians in overnight raids

Couple, 4 children killed in Syria air raids, observers say

June 8, 2014 7:02 P.M. (Updated: June 9, 2014 6:25 P.M.)
BEIRUT (AFP) -- A couple and their four children, the youngest just six months old, were killed Sunday in Syrian army air raids in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

"An entire family was killed in air raids in Tal Rifaat in the north of Aleppo province," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"The parents and their children, aged 10, six, two, and six months, were all killed," in the strikes targeting the rebel-held town.

"(President) Bashar al-Assad says he wants to kill terrorists. Is a six-month-old baby a terrorist?" asked Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

More than 2,000 civilians have been killed since January in a regime aerial campaign targeting Aleppo province, most of which is under rebel control.

Aleppo city, the country's pre-war commercial capital, has been divided between rebel and regime control since shortly after fighting began there in mid-2012.

The campaign has included frequent attacks with explosives-packed barrel bombs dropped from helicopters, a tactic rights groups condemn as indiscriminate.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017