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Rights group: Airstrikes on ex-Nusra building kill at least 25

January 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Smoke rises after a warcraft belonging to either the Assad Regime or the Russian airforce carried out an airstrike over residential areas of Maarrat al-Nu’man district of Idlib, Syria on December 11, 2016 [Mouhamed karkas / Anadolu Agency]

At least 25 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in airstrikes on a building used by an insurgent group formerly known as the Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today

The UK-based right group said it was unclear whether the strikes had been carried out by an aircraft belonging to Russia or to the US-led coalition.

Today is the fifth day of a ceasefire in Syria but its sponsors, Russia and Turkey, say this excludes Daesh and the Syrian Islamist militia Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, formerly called the Nusra Front.

Opposition groups which are to  take part in peace talks scheduled after the start of the ceasefire today revealed that they pulled out because of violations to the terms of the truce.