Syrian air strikes on a besieged rebel town in the heart of the country have killed nearly 50 people in recent days, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

A rebel commander, seven women and a child were among 25 people killed in air strikes on Talbisseh in Homs province on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A day earlier air strikes killed 23 people in the same town, which has been under siege by the army ever since rebels seized it two years ago. […]