The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says airstrikes in the rebel-held Idlib province has killed 28 people, including children. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Overnight air strikes killed 28 people, including four children, in a village in rebel-held Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday (September 30). The Syrian Civil Defence, a rescue service operating in rebel-held areas also known as the White Helmets, put the preliminary death toll at 26 and uploaded a video to the internet appearing to show the aftermath of an air strike in the city of Armanaz, eastern Idlib province, with rescuers carrying an injured child covered in blood to an ambulance. Rescue workers said Syria and Russia had killed scores of civilians in air strikes that began after insurgents launched an offensive against government-held areas in the northwest of the country last week. Dominated by the jihadist group formerly known as the Nusra Front, the Idlib region had seen a six month lull in air strikes until the latest escalation. However, the overnight air strike targeted the village of Armanaz a few kilometres (miles) from the Turkish border. Turkey, Iran and Russia to create a "de-escalation" zone in Idlib. Under the agreement, Turkey will deploy troops in Idlib, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said.