12 civilians killed in Syrian regime air strikes on Idlib

File Photo showing Syrian Civil Defence members, known as the White Helmets, gather at a site in Idlib following air strikes by regime forces. (AFP)
Updated 31 March 2018
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12 civilians killed in Syrian regime air strikes on Idlib

LONDON: Syrian observatory for Human right announced Saturday that Syrian regime planes have bombed areas in Idlib leading to at least 12 civilians killed. The Observatory also said that regime forces continued their missile shelling on south eastern Idlib. Regime forces have also intensified their missile shelling on northern Hama, but no casualties were reported. 
12 civilians have been killed in Syrian regime air strikes on the city of Idlib, according to reports.
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Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

Updated 15 min 53 sec ago
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Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

  • He said that he’s under pressure to alter his country’s historic role as custodian of the Jerusalem holy sites
  • A Jordanian-appointed council oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem

ZARQA, Jordan: Jordan’s King Abdullah II is vowing to keep protecting Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, calling it a “red line” for his country.
Abdullah said Wednesday, during a visit to the Zarqa governorate outside Amman, that he’s under pressure to alter his country’s historic role as custodian of the Jerusalem holy sites but that he wouldn’t. Abdullah says: “I will never change my position toward Jerusalem in my life.” He added that “all my people are with me.” He did not specify what kind of pressure he was encountering.
A Jordanian-appointed council oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. It claims exclusive authority over the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, compound and says it is not subject to Israeli jurisdiction. Tensions often escalate at the site.