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Syrian regime bombs refugee camp, residents claim

Residents of a camp for displaced people in northern Syria have accused government forces of dropping two barrel bombs.

Footage posted to YouTube appears to show dead women and children and burning tents inside the Abedin refugee camp in Idlib province.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 civilians died in the attack. Official Syrian news sources did not report the incident.

Barrel bombs are crudely-made containers filled with nails, metal shrapnel and explosive that are dropped from helicopters.

The attack could not be independently verified.

Aftermath of the Idlib explosions

Syria's state news agency SANA has posted these images of the aftermath of two explosions in Idlib this morning.

Activist groups say at least 20 people died in the explosions, but SANA puts the number at eight. Many others were wounded in the attacks which appeared to target the Air Force Intelligence headquarters and the Military Intelligence building in the western city of Idlib.

Damage to buildings and cars Credit: SANA
The aftermath of the two explosions Credit: SANA
SANA claims there was extensive damage to residential buildings Credit: SANA
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