53 re­port­edly killed in at­tack on Syr­ian town

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - OP / ED -

BEIRUT — At least 53 peo­ple were killed in an at­tack on a mar­ket in north­ern Syria on Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to the ac­tivist-run Thiqa news agency and the Bri­tain­based Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights.

The Ob­ser­va­tory, a mon­i­tor­ing group, said it could not de­ter­mine whether the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment or its chief backer, Rus­sia, was be­hind the at­tack.

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