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.
Three suicide bombers on Wednesday detonated their explosive belts near a general police department in Damascus. The blasts killed two person and injured 10 others in the second major attack in the capital.
Spokesman for Russia's defence ministry said the US-led coalition sharply reduced its air strikes in Iraq to force Daesh militants into Syria.
Militant leader Abu Mohammad al Golani, the former head of the Nusra Front before it merged with other groups to form Tahrir al Sham, was injured in an air strike.
The Russian Defence Ministry said that Russian planes operating in Idlib province had only targeted fighters.
Russia's defence ministry denies the allegation. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says this was the highest civilian death toll in Idlib since the region was designated in May as one of the "de-escalation" zones by Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
Any attempts to open fire from areas where the US-backed militia are located would be quickly shut down, Major-General Igor Konashenkov warns.
An aid convoy was struck while traveling to Urm al-Kubra in Aleppo province, hours after the Syrian regime declared a week long truce to be over.
At least 10 people were killed on Sunday when barrel bombs were dropped by regime forces on an opposition-held town in Daraa.
Russia on Wednesday launched a second round of air strikes against Syrian militants from an Iranian air base
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