Bombings and air raids kill 4 in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib province with the “most intense” airstrikes in weeks, according to activists and a war monitoring group, ratcheting up military pressure on the densely populated rebel-held bastion.

More than 60 air raids killed at least four civilians in southern Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and rescue workers. The bombings also included indiscriminate barrel bombs, dropped from choppers, invariably blamed on the government.

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