Airstrikes in Syria Kill 21 Civilians | NBC New York
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Airstrikes in Syria Kill 21 Civilians

Ten members of the same family were killed in an air raid Tuesday.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    AP
    File photo: this photo provided by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria, an opposition activist media organization, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an airstrike that killed over 20 people in the village of Hass, Syria, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016. A team of first responders, the Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib, said at least 50 were wounded in the raids that used parachute mines, targeting the residential area and schools in the village of Hass. Most of those killed were children, the group said on its Facebook page.

    A Syrian search-and-rescue group says 21 civilians have been killed in two separate airstrikes on the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib. 

    The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says 10 members of the same family were killed in an air raid Tuesday on the village of Baarbo, while 11 others were killed in a strike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

    Video Shows Officer Rescue Baby Deer From Storm Drain

    [NATL-DFW] Caught on Video: Officer Saves Deer From Storm Drain

    A New Jersey police officer is credited with rescuing three deer in the past year. He is now affectionately known as "The Deer Whisperer," and his latest rescue was caught on camera. The cute baby deer was trapped in a storm drain. Officer Timothy Majek, a 22 year veteran of the Woodbridge Police Department, quickly came to the rescue. Majek, a self-professed animal lover, jumped into the drain and lifted the fawn to safety. 

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven children and two pregnant women were killed in Khan Sheikhoun. The Observatory also said 21 civilians were killed between the two locations.

    The Observatory and the Civil Defense blamed the strikes on government and Russian jets. Russia is a key military ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad.