Death toll in Syria strike rises to 57, Nusra-run facility hit - monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT The death toll in an air strike on a rebel-held Syrian town on Saturday climbed to 57, and the target was a court house operated by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The Observatory identified as Russian the jets that carried out the air strike on Murat al-Numan. The dead included 23 members of the Nusra Front, three women and at least one child.

Russia has been mounting air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad since September.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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Updated Date: Jan 10, 2016 09:45:15 IST

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