Heavy Russian and regime bombardment of northern Syria killed nine people, a war monitor reported on Monday. Several Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian army shelling, according to Turkish officials.
The death toll from the attack could rise, owing to several people still trapped under rubble and others who were rescued but remain in critical condition, according to the SOHR.
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Turkey reinforces troops
On Monday, Turkish media reported that Turkey had been deploying more units to Idlib. The armaments included rocket launchers, armored transports and German-made Leopard tanks, according to cited sources.
Syria's government, backed by Russia, has been waging a campaign since December 2019 to try and take back the last rebel-held territory located in Idlib and parts of the nearby Aleppo region.
The latest bout of violence has killed more than 350 civilians. On Monday, the UN reported that about 689,000 people have been displaced by the Russian-backed offensive since December, and a total of 29 civilians were killed by the bombing in the previous 24 hours.