Russia and Turkey face each other on opposing sides over several fronts across Eurasia, from Libya to Syria, and now Azerbaijan, too. Experts say Moscow is hitting Syria's Idlib to gain leverage against Ankara.
Meanwhile, Russian air strikes in Idlib, northwestern Syria, have killed at least eight civilians, including five children, a war monitor said.
Victims include 8 children in the eastern Syrian city of Ashara, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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