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Russian warplanes target Syria's Idlib; six killed

Russian airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province killed 390 people -- including 103 children -- last month alone, Aleppo-based NGO asserts

01.03.2016
Russian warplanes target Syria's Idlib; six killed

Syria

IDLIB, Syria

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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