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CONFLICT Airstrikes in Syria Kill 43 Bulent Kilic / AFP

Airstrikes in Syria Kill 43

One video shows a man holding up two child-sized legs, severed from a body. Another man carries an unattached arm. The devastating scenes in northern Syria come after government airstrikes on rebel areas that killed at least 43 people and left the area in piles of rubble. The strikes from President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian military came late Wednesday and early Thursday. The U.N. and several neighboring nations are calling for a four-day Eid al-Adha truce to begin on Oct. 25. Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iraqi government endorsed the truce, saying it could “save the region from more miseries and pains.”

October 18, 2012 12:49 PM