Hardline militants targeted today the predominantly-Christian city of As-Suqaylabiyah with mortars and homegrown missiles, killing at least one person and wounding 4 others.
Local activists said the attacks occurred as people of As-Suqaylabiyah gathered in large numbers to celebrate the Palm Sunday.
A raw video was filmed featuring nearby explosions while prayers were celebrating at the Peter & Paul church in the city.
Extremist militants fighting for the Saudi-backed Ahrar Ash-Sham, and the Syrian al-Qaeda branch, Jabhet al-Nusra, control large swathes to the north, namely Qalaat al-Madiq, Kafr Nabudah and Kafr Zita.
As-Suqaylabiyah, located nearly 48 km to the northwest of Hama, is an ancient Aramaic city that served as a defense line for the historic city of Apamea (founded nearly 300 BC).
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