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Plane crash in Syria leaves 27 dead

Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 4:00 PM

A Syrian government warplane has crashed in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha, killing at least 27 people.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group said the crash occurred amid bombing raids.

Ariha was one of the last government strongholds in Idlib when it was captured by Islamist rebels in May.

The fall of Ariha left most of Idlib province, bordering Turkey, in rebel hands.