Three children were killed in Russian airstrikes on the northern city of Idleb on Monday, with the death toll expected to rise, the Civil Defense (White Helmets) announced.
Russian warplanes struck the northern neighborhoods of Idleb with vacuum missiles while regime warplanes carried out relentless strikes on the town of Binnish, leaving massive destruction.
A woman was also killed in strikes which hit the nearby town of Taftanaz, activists said.
On Sunday, at least 26 people were killed in regime airstrikes on the northern town of Kafranble after four strikes hit a crowded area next to an elementary school, the Civil Defense group said.
In neighboring Aleppo city, another key district of eastern Aleppo has effectively fallen to advancing regime forces, a rebel official said Monday, as the army and allied militia pressed an assault against the opposition-held enclave.
"Karm al-Jabal and Al-Shaar are considered fallen," a rebel official with the Jabha Shamiya group told Reuters, speaking from Turkey.
Zaman’s local reporter said the Tahan and Qaterhji neighborhoods were also captured by regime forces.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based monitoring group, reported heavy clashes on Monday morning in the Al-Shaar district, with the Syrian army capturing some positions in the area.
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