At least six people were killed and eight others injured on Tuesday by Russian airstrikes that hit targets in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, according to a local source.
A local civil defense official told Anadolu Agency that the airstrikes had killed six people and injured eight others in Idlib’s opposition-held city of Jisr al-Shughur.
According to a statement issued this week by the pro-opposition Syrian Institute of Justice, an NGO based in the northwestern city of Aleppo, Russian airstrikes in the Aleppo province killed a total of 390 people -- including 103 children -- in February alone.
Opposition groups have been trapped inside Aleppo city since last month, when regime forces closed a humanitarian aid corridor linking it to Turkey.
Russia’s ongoing air campaign in Syria, which has just entered its sixth month, escalated in February but briefly subsided after a cessation-of-hostilities agreement went into effect last week.
A total of 97 armed opposition groups, including the Free Syrian Army, have said they would adhere to the truce for a two-week period.
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