Syrian warplanes kill at least 15 in southern village

A general view of a damaged street in Daraa Al-Mahata January 21, 2015. Picture taken January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Wsam Almokdad
Syrian activists say government warplanes have carried out several air raids on a rebel-held village in the country\’s south, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens.
Monday\’s airstrikes targeted the village of Jassem in Daraa province, which has been the scene of almost daily air raids and fighting between government forces and rebels. Rebels have been on the offensive in the area and late last month captured a major military base.
Daraa-based opposition activist Ahmad al-Masalmeh says 14 were killed in the air raids, including four children and two women. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 12 died and 25 were wounded. The disparate toll could not immediately be reconciled.
Syria\’s uprising and civil war has killed more than 220,000 people since it began in March 2011.
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