Syrians inspect the damage following reported regime airstrikes on the town of Muhambal, in the northern Idlib province. Image Credit: AFP

Beirut - A war monitor and first responders group say an air strike has killed at least 13 people in a village in northwestern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the dead, most of them internally displaced persons, include seven children and three women. They died on Saturday in a Syrian government air strike on the village of Mhambel in the province of Idlib.

Opposition-allied first responders known as the White Helmets also reported the attack and the casualties.

Idlib is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria’s eight-year civil war. Government troops backed by Russia have been using heavy air strikes in their campaign to take the area in the past months.