At least 25, including children, killed in Syrian airstrike

By Daniel Uria  |  Sept. 10, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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IDLIB, Syria, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- At least 25 people, many children, were killed in an airstrike on a rebel-held city in Syria hours after the United States and Russia agreed on a cease-fire.

Volunteer search and rescue organization Syria Civil Defense shared photos of the aftermath as crews worked to rescue civilians from the rubble in Idlib following the strike.

According to ITV, jets flew by and struck a busy market in the Syrian city located in northwest Syria. Residents speculated the jets were Russian because they flew at higher altitudes than Syrian helicopters.

Earlier on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a new cease-fire agreement to reduce violence in Syria.

The cease-fire between the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's regime, as well as his Russian and Iranian allies, was set to begin on Sept. 12, three days after the strike in Idlib.

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