Middle East

300 insurgents killed in air raids to 'break siege of Jisr al-Shughour Hospital': Syrian state TV

A damaged vehicle is pictured amid debris caused by what activists said was shelling from warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near the national hospital in Jisr al-Shughour town, Idlib province, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

BEIRUT: Syrian army air strikes killed at least 300 insurgents and wounded hundreds more during a military operation to free besieged troops at a hospital in northwestern Syria, state television said Sunday.

Dozens of Syrian troops, who had been holed up since April in the Jisr al-Shughour Hospital in Idlib province, were freed Friday.





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