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Activists say a Syrian warplane crash, airstrikes in northwest town kill and wound dozens

  • This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene after a government  warplane crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the scene after a government warplane crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens looking for survivors under the wreckage of a destroyed building that was damaged after a government warplane crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens looking for survivors under the wreckage of a destroyed building that was damaged after a government warplane crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows parts of a destroyed government  warplane that crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows parts of a destroyed government warplane that crashed in the center of the town of Ariha, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said. (Ariha Today via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Activists say air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha has killed and wounded dozens of people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees had no immediate specific death toll for the violence Monday.

The town of Ariha, once a government stronghold, was captured by opposition fighters and Islamic militants in May.

The Observatory and the Local Coordination Committees said that at the time of the crash, the town was under attack by the air force of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Syria's civil war began in March 2011. The United Nations says the war has killed more than 220,000 people and wounded at least 1 million.