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>> A desperate search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings in Syria's Northern Idlib Province. Fires being fought, and bulldozers digging through the rubble, following a night of air raids. Russian jets intensified their bombing on rebel-held towns and cities in the Province, a day after rebels shot down a Russian war plane, and killed its pilot.
vil defense sources say the latest raids have caused several deaths and dozens of injuries. Video recorded by rescuers shows babies being rushed out of a damaged hospital while others fight to extinguish a fire. Russia's Defense Ministry and Syrian rebels said the Russian jet was brought down on Saturday in an area which has seen fierce fighting on the ground and heavy airstrikes targeting rebel groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.
The rebels claim they took down the aircraft because it had targeted civilian convoys. The Russian's defense ministry denies aiming at civilians, and says it only targets hardline Islamist militants. Syrians have poured into Italy over the last two years, forced to abandon homes in other parts of the country.
The United Nations has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe if the fighting engulfs the most heavily populated areas.