IDLIB, Syria

Russian and regime forces carried out airstrikes in Idlib, Syria, killing at least eight civilians, local sources said Wednesday.

Russian warplanes targeted the rural areas of the northwestern province de-escalation zone, according to the Syrian opposition aircraft observatory.

The attack also injured 20 others, said local civil defense agency, the White Helmets.

The Bashar al-Assad regime continues intensified air and land attacks on civilian settlements in Idlib de-escalated zone.

In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited. But more than 1,300 civilians have been

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