Middle East

Activists say airstrikes in northwest Syria kill at least 12

  • This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens inspect damage buildings after airstrikes hit a market area in Idlib, Syria, Sunday, June. 12, 2016. Anti-government activists said that airstrikes have hit a market and other targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 12 people. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens inspect damage buildings after airstrikes hit a market area in Idlib, Syria, Sunday, June. 12, 2016. Anti-government activists said that airstrikes have hit a market and other targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 12 people. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers putting out a fire in a building following airstrikes hit a market area in Idlib, Syria, Sunday, June. 12, 2016. Anti-government activists said that airstrikes have hit a market and other targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 12 people. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers putting out a fire in a building following airstrikes hit a market area in Idlib, Syria, Sunday, June. 12, 2016. Anti-government activists said that airstrikes have hit a market and other targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 12 people. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens inspect damage buildings after airstrikes hit a market area in Idlib, Syria, Sunday, June. 12, 2016. Anti-government activists said that airstrikes have hit a market and other targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 12 people. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)

    This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens inspect damage buildings after airstrikes hit a market area in Idlib, Syria, Sunday, June. 12, 2016. Anti-government activists said that airstrikes have hit a market and other targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 12 people. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Anti-government activists say airstrikes have hit a market and other targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 12 people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, says at least 12 people were killed when several airstrikes struck the insurgent-held city on Sunday. It says the number of casualties is likely to rise.

The Local Coordination Committees, another anti-government monitoring group, says the airstrikes killed 13 and wounded 29, with most casualties occurring in a vegetable market.

Idlib is controlled by a coalition of Syrian rebel groups that includes al-Qaida's local branch, the Nusra Front.