Army shelling kills 22 civilians in Syria’s Idlib

Bombardments hit the rebel-held village of Kafranbel in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, killing 22 civilians, according to a monitor, the latest violence to threaten a seven-month-old truce. The ceasefire was brokered by the main foreign backers of the warring parties in September to head off a government offensive that prompted UN warnings of humanitarian disaster for the region’s three million residents.