A Syrian regime air strike on a field hospital
in the northern province of Aleppo killed at least 11 people on Wednesday, the
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
least 11 people, including a doctor... were killed in an air strike on a field
hospital in Al-Bab,” the Britain-based monitoring group said.
On Monday, regime air strikes hit a school in
the town, in northeast Aleppo province, which was being used as a base by the
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant -- an Al-Qaeda affiliate.
Elsewhere, jihadists killed at least 20
civilians in the central province of Homs on Tuesday, with members of the
Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front among the assailants, said the Observatory.
Fighters from Al-Nusra and another rebel group
attacked three Alawite villages near the city of Homs, said the group which
gets its information from a network of activists, lawyers and medics.
clashes broke out between rebels and army troops,” Observatory director Rami
Abdel Rahman told AFP.
The rebels entered the village of Maksar
al-Hissan and killed 16 members of the Alawite sect, the religious community to
which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.
They also killed four Bedouin residents of the
village, the Observatory said.
Troops retook the village on Tuesday night,
after clashes in which they lost two men and killed several members of
The region, which is mostly home to Alawites and
Bedouin communities, has been largely free of fighting during the past year.
Government forces control most of the central
province of Homs, parts of which have suffered some of the fiercest fighting
and destruction in Syria's 30-month war.