Syrian conflict: 16 killed in air strike in Deraa province, say reports

  • Sixteen people, most of them children, have been killed in a suspected Syrian air strike on Ghariyah town in the country's Deraa province, media reports say.

    According to the Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the victims were studying religious scripture at the time of attack by Syrian air force.

    The death toll is expected to rise as several people who were injured are believed to be in a serious condition.

    Syrian rebels have made territorial gains in Deraa in recent weeks.

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