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Regime, Russia bombardment kills 28 in north-west Syria

Regime and Russian airstrikes and shelling killed at least 28 people, including seven civilians, in embattled north-west Syria, despite a ceasefire announced by Moscow, AFP reported Friday (June 14th).

The civilians were killed in regime airstrikes and shelling on the south of Idlib province and the north of Hama province on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Russian and regime airstrikes also killed 21 extremists and Islamist fighters in the same region the same day, the Observatory added.

Turkey's foreign minister on Friday said Ankara did not accept Russia's "excuse" that Syria would not listen to Moscow and stop regime strikes in Idlib province.

"In Syria, who are the regime's guarantors? Russia and Iran," Mevlut Cavusoglu told state news agency Anadolu in a televised interview.

"Thus we do not accept the excuse that 'we cannot make ourselves listened to by the regime'," he said.

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