Syria’s army shells rebel bastion, killing seven – report

The Syrian army shelled the Idlib region, killing seven civilians, four of them children, in its third deadly bombardment of the rebel bastion in a week, a monitor says.

Several people have been seriously wounded in the morning bombardment of the village of Iblin, south of Idlib, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The army has stepped up its bombing of the northwestern enclave since Saturday, when President Bashar al-Assad took the oath of office for a new term vowing to make “liberating those parts of the homeland that still need to be” one of his top priorities.

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