Syrian opposition chief Ahmed Jarba is seen during his visit to Kasab. (The Daily Star/Etilaf, HO)
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The head of the opposition-in-exile made a rare trip to Latakia province in Syria Tuesday, as violence claimed the lives of dozens of people around the country including at least 20 children, a leading monitoring group said.The Observatory said Monday that more than 1,000 people have been killed or wounded since the rebel campaign began last month.The Observatory said two rebel fighters were killed in the fighting, while local activists said a rebel attack in the village of Ras al-Ain disabled a tank and killed a local commander from Lebanon's Hezbollah, which has been fighting alongside army soldiers in the campaign to retake the area and disrupt the rebels' supply routes from Lebanon.In Aleppo province, the Observatory said that a crude barrel bomb dropped by helicopter on the Aleppo town of Maaret al-Artiq killed at least 31 people, including 9 children.
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