Syria air raids kill 48 civilians in Idlib: monitor

Smoke rises from the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on March 26, 2015 (AFP Photo/Karam al-Masri)

Beirut (AFP) - At least 48 civilians, including nine children, were killed on Saturday in regime air raids on Syria's northwest province of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

"Air strikes by regime aircraft on Idlib city and the towns of Saraqeb and Kafr Awid," all controlled by rebel forces, killed 48 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

It also said dozens of people were wounded, and some were in a critical condition.