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Syria war: Idlib rebels targeted by 'fiercest raids in weeks'

Syria war: Idlib rebels targeted by 'fiercest raids in weeks'

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Syria and Russia have carried out their most intensive air raids in weeks on rebel positions in the northern province of Idlib, activists say.They say strikes targeted eastern and southern parts of Idlib, as well as the bordering province of Hama.It is the last major rebel-held area in Syria and government forces, backed by Russia, are poised to attack.On Friday the leaders of Russia and Iran rejected calls for a truce despite fears of a humanitarian disaster.On Saturday the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a monitoring body, and the opposition-affiliated Idlib Media Centre said government helicopters had dropped 19 barrel bombs on targets in Idlib and northern Hama, and Russian warplanes had staged 68 strikes...