Airstrikes and explosion kill over 40 civilians in Syria’s Idlib
Over 40 people have reportedly been killed in an explosion and a series of air strikes across the rebel-held north Syrian province of Idlib.
The blast, on Sunday night outside the headquarters of the Islamist rebel faction Ajnad al-Qawqaz in the city of Idlib, left 25 people dead, BBC wrote Monday.
The cause was not clear but many believed a car bomb was responsible. Activists say another 15 people were killed in Syrian government and Russian air strikes elsewhere on Sunday.
The attacks came as the Syrian military announced they had recaptured the strategically important town of Sinjar in south-eastern Idlib.
Troops are advancing towards Abu al-Zuhour airbase, about 14km (nine miles) away, which rebels captured when they seized control of most of the province in 2015, BBC wrote.
The large explosion in the centre of the provincial capital damaged several buildings and destroyed vehicles parked on Thalatheen Street, according to the BBC.
The Syria Civil Defence, whose rescue workers are known as the White Helmets, says four children and 11 women were among the 25 people killed.