Russia continues bombing targets in Syria while leaders at the Munich Security Conference work toward a cessation of hostilities. The fighting intensified over the weekend. Now Turkey is bombing new Kurdish positions. There is no rest for civilians.
At least 30 civilians, including children, have been killed in shelling attacks and airstrikes in the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta. A monitor has said a majority of the strikes were carried out by Russian jets.
The shrapnel-laden homemade explosive device wounded at least 10 people in St. Petersburg, Russia's second city. Russia is on high alert for Islamist militant attacks.
Syrian activists are paying tribute to a boy who lost his eye in a regime bombing, compelling the world to stand with civilians under siege. Mat Nashed in Istanbul and Omar AlKhateeb in besieged Eastern Ghouta report.
More than two years after joining the conflict, the Russian president has announced Moscow's partial departure. But he warned that "if terrorists again raise their head," Russia will deliver strikes "they haven't seen."
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