Scores killed in Syria air raids ahead of ceasefire

Syrian men protecting babies while making their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo yesterday. Even as Syrian rebels and world powers thr
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Syrian men protecting babies while making their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo yesterday. Even as Syrian rebels and world powers threw their weight behind a US-Russia deal for a ceasefire and aid deliveries in Syria, a barrage of unidentified raids left scores of people dead in opposition territory. Nearly 100 people were killed last Saturday in the air strikes, which continued to rock the Aleppo and Idlib provinces yesterday. The ceasefire is expected to come into effect today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2016, with the headline 'Scores killed in Syria air raids ahead of ceasefire'. Print Edition | Subscribe