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10 soldiers killed in attack in northern Syria

13 May 2022, 23:05 GMT+10

DAMASCUS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Ten soldiers were killed and nine others wounded when a missile attack targeted a military bus in northern Syria on Friday morning, state news agency SANA reported.

Citing a military statement, the report said an anti-shield missile was fired by "terrorists" on a military bus in the Anjara area in the western countryside of the northern province of Aleppo, leading to the killing of the 10 soldiers.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the slain soldiers were pro-government fighters.

The UK-based watchdog group added that the death toll could likely rise due to the number of critically wounded fighters.

The attack is the latest in a string of targeting against Syrian military personnel.

In March, 13 soldiers were killed in an IS ambush in the countryside of the central province of Homs.

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