Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

  • This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows civil defense workers searching for survivors after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the Eastern Ghouta suburb, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Ghouta Media Center, GMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows children receiving treatment at a hospital in Hazeh in eastern Ghouta, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the eastern Ghouta suburb. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)

  • This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Ghouta Media Center, GMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured boy receiving treatment at a hospital in Hazeh in eastern Ghouta, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the eastern Ghouta suburb. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition rescue teams pulled babies from incubators in a hospital under attack, rushing them to safety in a pick-up truck. Elderly patients lay motionless on the ground and rescue workers searched for survivors in the rubble of a destroyed apartment building as stepped up airstrikes by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies on the country’s last remaining rebel strongholds killed at least 28 civilians on Monday.

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