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Syrian government forces strike rebel held towns

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Syrian men react following an airstrike by government forces in Maaret al-Numaan on Oct. 18.

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A look back at the violence that has overtaken the country

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Syrian regime warplanes launched a new wave of strikes on the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan, seized by rebels last week, an AFP correspondent reported.

Reuters also reported: The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of people were wounded when warplanes bombed the northern town of Maarat al-Numan, which straddles the main north-south highway connecting Damascus with Aleppo and was captured by rebels last week. Read complete story

According to the Observatory, more than 140 Syrians were killed on Wednesday, many of them women and children.

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Syrian youths react following an airstrike by government forces in Maaret al-Numaan on Oct. 18.

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Syrians pull the body of a victim from the rubble of a building destroyed in an airstrike by government forces in Maaret al-Numaan on Oct. 18.

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