No less than 14 killed in shelling on north Syria market, rescuers say

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Fourteen folks had been killed together with no less than 5 kids in a rocket assault on a market within the northern Syrian metropolis of Al-Bab on Friday, in response to emergency responders working in rebel-held areas.

The White Helmets rescue group earlier put the dying toll at 9.

It stated that determine may rise additional as rescue and search operations continued, including that kids had been additionally amongst no less than 30 folks wounded within the assault.

The warring factions in Syria’s 11-year battle have carved up the north right into a patchwork of zones of management.

Al-Bab falls inside the areas of Aleppo province held by Turkish-backed rebels. Different elements are held by Syrian authorities troops backed by Russia.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), spearheaded by Kurdish teams who’ve opened a dialog with the Damascus-based authorities, additionally management elements of the north and northeast.

The top of the SDF’s media heart, Farhad Shami, stated the group had nothing to do with Friday’s assault.

Activists in Al-Bab had been planning a protest after Muslim noon prayers on Friday to denounce feedback by Turkey calling for reconciliation between the Syrian authorities and the opposition.

14 folks had been killed by a rocket assault within the Syrian metropolis of Al-Bab.
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A civilian man injured in a missile attack is brought to a hospital as the death toll from a missile strike in Syriaâs northwestern town of al-Bab has climbed to 14, on August 19, 2022.
A civilian man injured in a missile assault is delivered to a hospital.
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Mourners carry a coffin during a funeral for people killed in reported artillery fire by Syrian government forces, in the opposition-held city of Al-Bab
The dying toll consists of 5 kids.
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In a press release after Friday’s assault, they canceled the demonstration over fears of additional violence.


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