DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 50 rebels, mainly commanders, were killed on Saturday, by U.S.-led airstrikes, that targeted a meeting of rebel commanders, in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the meeting grouped commanders of the Hurras al-Deen and Ansar al-Tawhid groups, both allied with the al-Qaeda.

It said, the death toll exceeds 50, noting that more bodies are being discovered.

The Britain-based watchdog group said, the U.S.-led coalition targeted the meeting with at least seven highly explosive missiles.

The U.S. Central Command confirmed that it had attacked leaders of al-Qaeda in Idlib province, noting that, the operation had targeted those responsible for attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.

The U.S. airstrikes come, as a cease-fire was declared by the Syrian army on Friday and went into effect Saturday.

The new cease-fire aims at halting the fighting in Idlib, between the Syrian army and the al-Qaeda-linked groups.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 50 rebels, mainly commanders, were killed on Saturday, by U.S.-led airstrikes, that targeted a meeting of rebel commanders, in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the meeting grouped commanders of the Hurras al-Deen and Ansar al-Tawhid groups, both allied with...