At least 18 people have been killed and tens more injured, including civilians, in an explosion in Syria's northwestern city of Idlib. Monitors say the explosion targeted the headquarters of a minor rebel faction in Idlib. It was not immediately clear what the nature of the attack was.
The head of EU foreign policy Federica Mogherini spoke about Syria during her visit saying she wanted all Syrians who fled violence in their country to be protected and to be given the option to return home when the time is right.
Charity officials working on the outskirts of Damascus have warned that humanitarian conditions have reached crisis levels as the Syrian government continues to block trucks carrying relief supplies from reaching badly effected areas.