Amateur videos posted to social media website purport to show rescue teams and local residents searching for survivors following Russian air strikes in the Syrian province of Idlib. Mana Rabiee reports.
Syrian rescue teams look for survivors after what's said to be a Russian air strike on Idlib province. Russia's Defense Ministry says it's conducted close to 140 sorties hitting nearly 450 targets over three days, including Idlib, in its weeks-long campaign against Islamic State, and its effort to help its ally, Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Amateur video purports to show residents pitching-in to remove the wounded in Maaret al-Numan. This rescue worker says a strike hit the main market there, killing ten and injuring many more. The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, which monitors the conflict using a network of sources on the ground, says warplanes believed to be Russian conducted a raid on a village in Idlib's southern countryside and that Syrian government forces targeted areas in Maaret al-Numan. Another monitoring group, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, says more than 250 people have been killed in just over a month from Moscow's strikes over Syria. The UN says over 120,000 others have also been driven from their homes during this time ... in fighting that's only escalated and shows no sign of abating.