Wednesday, March 22, 2017

VOA: Monitor: Airstrike Kills 33 Civilians in Northern Syria

A Syrian war monitor said Wednesday an airstrike believed to be carried out by a U.S.-led coalition has killed at least 33 people at a school near the key city of Raqqa.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the airstrike happened early Tuesday outside the village of al-Mansoura, and that the school was serving as a shelter for people displaced by the fighting in Syria.

Raqqa is the de facto capital for the Islamic State group, and the city's capture is a main goal for the various forces fighting the militants.

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Syrian War News Updates -- March 22, 2017

IS conflict: Air strike 'kills dozens in village near Raqqa' -- BBC
Dozens dead or missing from airstrike in IS-held north Syria -- AP
US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor -- AFP
Airstrike reportedly kills 33 civilians sheltering in school -- CBS
Dozens dead in US-led north Syria air strike as coalition meets -- AFP
Airstrike kills 33 civilians in Syrian shelter near Raqqa -- UPI
Deadly air raid hits refugee shelter near Raqqa: SOHR -- Al Jazeera
Dozens of civilians killed in US-led airstrike on Isis stronghold in Syria -- The Guardian
Airstrike on refugee shelter kills more than 30 near Syria's Raqqa: monitor -- DW
Rebels, jihadists begin new offensive in central Syria -- AFP
Syrian army sends reinforcements to Hama province -- Reuters
Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus -- FOX News/AP
Heavy fighting in east Damascus as Syrian army fends off Nusra-led offensive (VIDEO) -- RT
New Syria peace talks as fight comes to Damascus -- AFP
Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra -- Reuters
Syria war: The recent attacks in Damascus are only the start -- Middle East Eye
Rebel push on Damascus shows war is far from over -- Washington Post

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