Last updated: 21 February, 2012

33 dead in Syrian attack in Idlib according to NGO

At least 33 civilians were killed Tuesday as Syrian security forces attacked the village of Abdita in the northwestern province of Idlib, a monitoring group said.

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched a military operation in the village in the Jebel al-Zawiya region of Idlib, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.