Airstrikes in Syria after U.S.-Russia deal

Bassem Mroue
Associated Press

Beirut — Syrian opposition monitoring groups say airstrikes on a northwestern city have killed and wounded dozens of people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday’s airstrikes hit an area near the main market in Idlib, killing 24 people and wounding dozens.

The Local Coordination Committees said the airstrikes were carried out by Russian warplanes, adding that they left a number of civilians dead or wounded.

The air raids came hours after the United States and Russia announced a deal that foresees a nationwide cease-fire starting on Monday.

The Observatory and the LCC reported airstrikes in other parts of the country including the northern province of Aleppo that has been the center of violence in recent weeks.

State media said insurgents shelled government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo, killing one and wounding others.