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Turkish strikes on IS Syria bastion killed 47 civilians

Turkish air strikes on an Islamic State group bastion in northern Syria Thursday killed at least 47 people, a monitoring group said, after giving an earlier toll of 29 dead.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 14 children and nine women were among those killed in the strikes on the flashpoint town of Al-Bab which Turkish forces have been seeking to capture for weeks in the biggest test of a four-month incursion into Syria. 

Topics: Syria , conflict , Turkey , strikes , toll
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