Death toll from warplane crash in Syria reaches 35

Death toll from warplane crash in Syria reaches 35
# 03 August 2015 13:20 (UTC +04:00)

He said as Syrian government warplane has crashed in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha, 35 civilians died and 120 were injured.

6 buildings were reportedly destroyed in the crash. It said people were working to find survivors under the rubble and remove bodies.

“It was flying at a low altitude when it had a mechanical failure,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. Ariha was one of the last government strongholds in Idlib when it was captured by Islamist rebels in May.

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