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Produce lies amidst damaged shops after an airstrike on a market in the town of Maarat al-Numan, Idlib province, Syria

Syrian Airstrike on Idlib Province Market Kills 6

Rescuers in the Syrian city of Maarat al-Numan are picking through the rubble after what they say was a Syrian military airstrike on the market Sunday.

At least six were killed while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights puts the death toll at 11.

Syria's famed White Helmet rescuers pulled a man and young boy from under a pile of rocks and dust, saying they expect to find more victims.

Maarat al-Numan is in Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib province, which borders Turkey.

Turkish forces have launched what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls a "serious" operation in Idlib, parts of which are in the hands of al-Qaida linked extremists formerly known as the Nusra Front.

The operation is, in part, aimed at enforcing a de-escalation zone in Idlib, as agreed to by Turkey, Iran, and Russia during talks in Kazakhstan. The militants oppose such a zone.

Turkey also says establishing a zone would prevent what it calls a "terror corridor" that it says could allow Kurdish fighters were battling the Syrians to link up with separatists inside Turkey.

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