Men rescue injured people after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Maaret al-Naaman town in Idlib province December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Syrian airstrikes Tuesday targeted two hospitals and a besieged rebel enclave near the city of Homs, killing at least 50 people, anti-regime activists said.The strikes came a day after Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham insurgents overran a large military base in northwest Idlib province, leaving nearly 200 combatants dead. The group said that airstrikes in and around the town of Maaret al-Numan, which is located next to the base, killed 10 people.Strikes also hit Orient Hospital in the town of Kafranbel in Idlib, killing at least 12 people, local activists said. Outside the central city of Homs, airstrikes targeted the rebel-held enclave of Waer, which has seen on-and-off negotiations over a truce with the regime in recent months.The strikes killed at least 13 civilians, including a member of the neighborhood's negotiating team and his wife, the Observatory said.
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