Smoke rises in the village of Habeet after a Syrian government strike.
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Russian and Syrian jets resumed intensive strikes in Idlib and Hama Sunday, residents and rescuers said, as Damascus stepped up its assault on the rebels' last major stronghold after a Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit failed to agree a cease-fire.The Syrian army denies using barrel bombs.Russian jets were believed to have hit the nearby towns of Latamneh and Kafr Zeita in northern Hama in a succession of raids, an organization that monitors airstrikes in Syria and a rebel source said.The province is Syria's last major stronghold of active opposition to the rule of President Bashar Assad.Russian and Syrian warplanes resumed their bombing campaign a day after a summit of the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia Friday failed to agree on a cease-fire that would forestall the offensive.The aerial strikes have not hit a major city in the province where over 3 million civilians, many displaced from other areas, have found refuge in the course of the conflict.
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