ALEPPO/IDLIB, Syria (AA) – Two children were reportedly killed in Russian airstrikes in northern Syria on Tuesday, according to local sources.
Russian warplanes struck the city of Maaret al-Numan to the south of Idlib province with cluster munitions, the sources told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to concerns for their safety.
“Two children were killed in the attack,” the sources said.
Fighter jets also attacked the villages of Kafr Hamra and Hraytan in Aleppo province with phosphorous bombs, leaving several people injured, according to the sources.
Since April 21, Syrian regime forces and Russian warplanes have intensified attacks on opposition-held areas in Syria, killings scores of civilians.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the regime of Bashar al-Assad cracked down on pro-democracy protests.
According to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, at least 470,000 Syrians have died in the five-year conflict.
*Anadolu Agency Correspondent Sibel Ugurlu contributed this report from Ankara.