44 people killed in Syria air strike: rescue workers
MAARET AL-NUMAN - Agence France-Presse
Smoke rises after shelling in Al-khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs October 17, 2012. Picture taken October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan HomsyAt least 44 people were killed in an air strike on Thursday in the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, rescue workers told an AFP journalist at the scene.
"We have recovered 44 corpses from under the rubble," one rescue worker said. A medic had earlier told AFP that at least 20 people were killed and 30 were missing.
According to the rescue worker, the Syrian air force's bombs destroyed two residential buildings and a
mosque, where many women and children were taking refuge.