Russia’s defence ministry claims that Ankara and Moscow coordinated attacks on Idlib, but Turkish Armed Forces tell TRT World that the claims do not reflect reality.
The dead include at least eight children, White Helmets Syria Civil Defence says.
Activists and monitoring groups in Syria said that regime forces and their allies have intensified shelling and air strikes on rebel-held areas in Idlib in northwestern Syria. The regime was accused of using phosphorus bombs by the White Helmets.
At least 34 people wounded as regime targets 13 populated areas in towns of Khan Shaykhoun and Marra al Numan in Idlib province countryside, the civil defense agency says.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu agree on intelligence and military cooperation in restive Idlib to ensure peace in the region.
A senior figure from HTS explained how the group is trying to earn trust in Idlib on pragmatic lines and also address the lack of strong defence to survive the airstrikes launched by the Syrian regime.
“It is critically important that a vacuum during the US withdrawal [from Syria], which can be exploited by terrorists, doesn't form," Turkey's president said at a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
At least 45 civilians were killed in regime attacks on Idlib between September 17 and December 24 last year, according to a Syrian Network for Human Rights report.
Russia says it carried out air strikes on a planned buffer zone around opposition bastion of Idlib, a day after an alleged toxic attack on regime-held city.
A Syrian regime attack kills 22 Jaish al Izza fighters in a truce zone in a rural area in the north of Hama province, near neighbouring Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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