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Airstrikes kill dozens in Syrian rebel-held Idlib

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Airstrikes kill dozens in Syrian rebel-held Idlib

At least 26 people have been killed and scores injured after air strikes targeted the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib.

Witnesses say the raids were carried out by Russian fighters and were some of heaviest in months.

The Russian defence ministry say the claims are false.

The Syrian President Basher al-Assad has meanwhile slammed US tactics to target ISIL in Syria:“There was no operation against ISIS. It was a cosmetic operation, if you want to talk about the American alliance against ISIS. It was only an elusive alliance, because ISIS was expanding during that operation. At the same time, that operation is an illegal operation because it happened without consulting with or taking the permission of the Syrian government,” he told Belgian media. 

A working group from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have held a technical meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana for discussions on the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement.

They are scheduled to meet again next month.

The bloodshed continues.