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Syrian Air force air strike in Azaz kills 30

An arm of a dead Syrian woman peeks from the rubble of her destroyed house after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.
An arm of a dead Syrian woman peeks from the rubble of her destroyed house after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.Khalil Hamra / AP
A Syrian man reacts as they look for people trapped under the rubble following an air strike in the town of Azaaz, near the northern restive Syrian city of Aleppo, on August 15. UN investigators said the Syrian regime had committed crimes against humanity, as at least 20 people were reported killed in a major air strike in a rebel bastion in the north.
A Syrian man reacts as they look for people trapped under the rubble following an air strike in the town of Azaaz, near the northern restive Syrian city of Aleppo, on August 15. UN investigators said the Syrian regime had committed crimes against humanity, as at least 20 people were reported killed in a major air strike in a rebel bastion in the north.Bulent Kilic / AFP - Getty Images

An arm of a dead Syrian woman peeks from the rubble of her destroyed house after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.
An arm of a dead Syrian woman peeks from the rubble of her destroyed house after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.Khalil Hamra / AP

A man carries the body of a boy after a Syrian Air force air strike in Azaz, some 47 km (29 miles) north of Aleppo, on Aug. 15.
A man carries the body of a boy after a Syrian Air force air strike in Azaz, some 47 km (29 miles) north of Aleppo, on Aug. 15.Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

People stand on a house destroyed during a recent Syrian Air force air strike in Azaz, some 47 km (29 miles) north of Aleppo, August 15.
People stand on a house destroyed during a recent Syrian Air force air strike in Azaz, some 47 km (29 miles) north of Aleppo, August 15.Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Injured Syrian women arrive at a field hospital after an air strike hit their homes in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.
Injured Syrian women arrive at a field hospital after an air strike hit their homes in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.Khalil Hamra / AP

After months of protests and violent crackdowns, a look back at the violence that has overtaken the country.
After months of protests and violent crackdowns, a look back at the violence that has overtaken the country.Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

 By NBC News and wire reports:

An air strike by Syrian government forces killed 30 people in the rebel-held town of Azaz on Wednesday, a local doctor said, and a mass kidnapping linked to Syria in neighboring Lebanon raised the prospect of sectarian violence spreading.

Also, in Geneva, a highly anticipated report by an independent commission appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council, found evidence of war crimes perpetrated in SyriaContinue reading this story here.

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