A Syrian watchdog group says two Syrian government airstrikes on the central province of Homs have killed at least 29 people, including 13 children.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, with a network of sources inside Syria, said Sunday that 16 members of the same family were among 22 killed during the aerial bombardments in the town of Talbisa.

Another seven were killed in the Wa'er district outside Homs, including a child.

More than 180,000 people have been killed during three and a half years of fighting in Syria, as several groups seek to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Nearly half the country's population has been forced by the violence to flee their homes, many to refugee camps in neighboring countries.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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