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Idlib hit by deadly air strikes

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>> Heavy air strikes in the Syrian city of Idlib overnight. And warnings of a high civilian casualty count. Amateur footage appears to show people being pulled out of buildings. The Syrian observatory of human rights described it as the heaviest bombardment since the cessation of hostilities was agreed in February.
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Turkish officials have blamed Russia and said over 60 people could have been killed, with some 200 injured. But those accounts remain unverified. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights putting the number of those killed closer to 20, claiming 7 children are among the dead. Both say Moscow is the culprit, but the Kremlin denies any of its planes carried out combat missions in the area.
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The rebel-held area is also home to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, a militant group exempt from the fragile cessation of hostilities struck earlier in the year. Russia and Syria maintain they're only targeting those they call terrorists. But key regional player Turkey has called these latest scenes indefensible. And wants the international community to step in.