Syrian men carry injured victims following a reported air strike on the besieged rebel-held town of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus on January 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAMEER AL-DOUMY
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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces carried out 211 airstrikes between mid-Tuesday and mid-Wednesday. They included Tuesday's barrel bomb attack on a livestock market in Hassakeh province, which the Observatory said killed 43 civilians and wounded over 150 others, revising upward an earlier toll. The Observatory gave a figure of 80 deaths and more than 300 wounded in the 24-hour period between mid-Tuesday and mid-Wednesday.Regime airstrikes Wednesday killed 13 civilians in the village of Houla in Homs province, activists said, while the Observatory said at least nine people were killed. The Observatory added that an airstrike targeting the town of Tal Rifaat in Aleppo province killed five people and wounded 13, while several airstrikes targeting the Damascus suburb of Douma killed two adults and two children.
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