Eight children were among 11 civilians killed Monday in a Turkish artillery attack that hit near a school in a northern Syrian town in Aleppo province, a war monitor said.
A Russian strike killed 19 other displaced civilians on August 16 in Hass, another town in Idlib, NYT reported, citing the same investigative techniques that included pilot communications.
Volunteers of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, were filmed combing through the rubble, Monday, December 2, after an airstrike killed 10 civilians in the Idlib province of Syria.
Maaret al-Numan (Syria) (AFP) - Air strikes killed 19 civilians Monday in Syria's last major opposition bastion, the site of the deadliest clashes between regime forces and armed groups since an August ceasefire, a monitor said. Over the weekend, fighting between Syrian government forces troops and insurgents in Idlib - the last opposition stronghold - killed dozens on both sides.
On Sunday morning, clouds of smoke rose over the Maaret al-Numan region as warplanes pounded allied rebels in positions they had recently recaptured from government forces, an AFP correspondent said. The group said the death toll is not final yet.
On the southeastern edge of the region, regime forces and armed groups were locked in heavy clashes, with nearly 100 fighters killed in three days, according to Observatory.
Fifty-four regime fighters have been killed since Saturday and 47 of their foes including 33 jihadists have also lost their lives, the Observatory said.
It is one of the last holdouts of opposition to forces backing Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Outside, relatives broke-down crying.
Turkey threatened to launch a cross-border offensive to capture Tal Rifaat previous year after taking Afrin from the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG) militia.
Following talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Russian-Turkish memorandum was signed on 22 October in Russia's Sochi, which stipulates conditions for the peaceful withdrawal of Kurdish militants in Syria to a distance of 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) from the border with Turkey.
Thousands of Russian Aerospace Forces radio transmissions obtained from an unnamed network of observers served as a key piece of evidence that the NYT said corroborated the videos and witness accounts.
The Observatory estimates nearly 1,000 civilians were killed in that period, and the United Nations says that more than 400,000 people were displaced.
While rescue operations were ongoing in the two areas, Sheikho added that government air raids also targeted a detention facility in Idlib city, though no casualties were immediately reported.
"We have agreed on the deployment of Russian forces in Amuda, Tal Tamr and Ain Issa to secure safety and stability in the area", Mazloum Abdi said after a meeting with the chief of Russian forces in Syria.