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Russia denies 'war crime' claim after fatal hospital airstrikes

The Kremlin has rejected claims that Russia has committed a 'war crime' stating accusations it was behind the bombing of a hospital in Syria are "unfounded".

It comes after Turkey accused Russia of an "obvious war crime" yesterday after almost 50 civilians were thought to have been killed in missile attacks in northern Syria.

The attacks took place in the Idlib province and Azaz near the Turkish border.

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Turkish military returning fire 'in kind' into Syria

Turkey has reportedly shelled Syria for the fourth day in a row Credit: Kay Nietfeld/DPA/PA Images

Turkish military sources have claimed armed forces were returning "fire in kind" into Syria as it began its fourth straight day of shelling in the war-torn region.

It comes the day after Turkey warned Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria they would face the "harshest reaction" if they tried to capture a town near the Turkish border.

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