The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based war monitor, said that four children were among 15 civilians killed in air strikes by the Syrian regime and its ally Russia.
As the Syrian regime battles the last rebel stronghold, could it begin to release those detained in inhumane conditions since the beginning of the conflict?
A pilot who ejected from the plane was captured, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights after militants shoot down a regime warplane in Idlib province.
The push towards Khan Shaykhun threatens to encircle the last remaining pocket of opposition and rebel territory in neighbouring Hama province, including the towns of Morek, Kafr Zeita and Latamneh.
The capture of Habeet opens up an approach to southern regions of Idlib, which is home to some three million people, many of them displaced by fighting in other parts of the country.
Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says seven children are among those killed in air raids in Idlib and Hama provinces. Separately, a suicide bomber killed six regime soldiers in southern Daraa province.
The blast struck an entrance to the city, killing civilians including children, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
The strikes hit several positions near Damascus and targeted a research centre and a military airport west of Syria's Homs city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
With the death of the former president, friends and colleagues say Egypt has lost a visionary who wanted to change the country’s authoritarian political framework.
Aliaa is now living in sanctuary after a brutal journey that nearly killed her.
As violence in parts of Syria's northwest escalates, civilians in western Aleppo are building up their defences.
The Kremlin also rebuffed criticism from US President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian military action in Idlib, saying it was needed to shut down rebel attacks being launched from there.
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