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Russia Accused Of Killing Seven People In Air Strikes In Northwestern Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has accused Russia of carrying out air strikes against the towns of Al Yaqubiya and Al Jadida in the Idlib region of Syria. Seven people, including four children, were killed in the attack on Friday.

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Seven people including four children were reportedly killed in the strikes

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which gather information from those on the ground in Syria said that Russian planes carried out four air strikes against the surroundings of Al Yaqubiya and a house in Al Jadida.

They added that several victims were left trapped under the rubble and that most of them are displaced people from the province of Hama.

Rescue teams were working in an attempt to find survivors under the rubble. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned that the death toll could rise.

The Russian Defence Ministry claimed that on Thursday they shot down two drones launched by rebels near the military base of Hmeimim.

They said that "illegal armed formations in the de-escalation zone in Idlib are still trying to carry out attacks against the Russian base at Hmeimim using drones".

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