Russian airstrikes in Syria blamed for scores of civilian deaths

Russian air raids killed dozens of people in northwestern Syria on Sunday, activists and residents said, two days after the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution backing a peace process to end the country’s devastating civil war.

The incident coincides with a report released Sunday by Human Rights Watch that accuses Russia and the Syrian government of using cluster bombs — indiscriminate scattershot munitions — that have killed dozens of civilians in Syria in recent weeks…

“The courthouse was full of civilians,” Abdurrahman said. “The Russians have been hitting everything, killing civilians and striking whatever they want.”

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