Arms depot in Syria's Idlib province kills 39

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12 August, 2018 20:12 PM

Arms depot in Syria's Idlib province kills 39

Rescuers used bulldozers to remove the rubble and free trapped people: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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At least 39 people have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria's mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say.

The building in the Sarmada town is said to have contained munitions belonging to an arms trafficker, reports BBC.

There are still dozens of people missing, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitor says. Idlib is the last major rebel-held area, and is expected to be the next target for Syrian armed forces.

In recent months, the Syrian government, backed by Russia and Iran, has made major advances in its offensive against a number of rebel and jihadist groups across Syria.