43 civilians killed in Syria regime raid on IS: new toll

 At least 43 civilians were killed in a Syrian regime air raid targeting the Islamic State group in the northeast, a monitoring group said on Wednesday, updating an earlier toll.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Beirut: At least 43 civilians were killed in a Syrian regime air raid targeting the Islamic State group in the northeast, a monitoring group said on Wednesday, updating an earlier toll.

"The strikes hit a cattle market in the Tal Hamis area, which is controlled by IS," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which had previously said 27 people were killed in the Tuesday raid.

Tal Hamis lies in Hasakeh province which is mainly controlled by Kurdish militia or regime troops, but where the jihadists hold some areas.