At least 19 people were killed, including seven women and two children, when Syrian government warplanes struck the town of Jassim in the southern province of Deraa on Sunday, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Dozens of others were wounded and the death toll was expected to rise because a number were in critical condition, the Observatory said.

The Observatory added that the regime air force carried out 11 raids in the town al-Sheikh Meskin in Deraa Province, where regime forces, supported by Hezbollah militias battled rebel fighters. […]