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Dozens dead or missing from airstrike in IS-held north Syria

  • This frame grab from video provided on Tuesday March 21, 2017, by Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows fighters from Ahrar al-Sham militant group gather during a battle against Syrian government forces, in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country's capital, media reports said. (Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group, via AP)

    This frame grab from video provided on Tuesday March 21, 2017, by Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows fighters from Ahrar al-Sham militant group gather during a battle against Syrian government forces, in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country's capital, media reports said. (Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This frame grab from video provided on Tuesday March 21, 2017, by Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows fighters from Ahrar al-Sham militant group run next of a burn truck during a battle against the Syrian government forces, in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country's capital, media reports said. (Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group, via AP)

    This frame grab from video provided on Tuesday March 21, 2017, by Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows fighters from Ahrar al-Sham militant group run next of a burn truck during a battle against the Syrian government forces, in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country's capital, media reports said. (Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This frame grab from video provided on Tuesday March 21, 2017, by Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows fighters from Ahrar al-Sham militant group enter a trench during a battle against the Syrian government forces, in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country's capital, media reports said. (Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group, via AP)

    This frame grab from video provided on Tuesday March 21, 2017, by Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows fighters from Ahrar al-Sham militant group enter a trench during a battle against the Syrian government forces, in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country's capital, media reports said. (Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Syrian activists say dozens of civilians are dead or still missing after an airstrike on a shelter for the displaced in an Islamic State-held village in northern Syria.

The activist-run Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently says a school sheltering some 50 families in Mansoura was leveled by airstrikes on Tuesday morning. Mansoura is 26 kilometers (16 miles) west of Raqqa, the de facto capital to the extremists' so-called caliphate.

The activist group said Wednesday morning the families were still unaccounted for.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that 33 bodies had been pulled from the rubble.

The two organizations rely on local contacts to smuggle news out of Islamic State-held territory.