Russian jets today (November 30, 2015) struck a market in Syria's Idib province, with reports of at least 40 killed, according to the Euro News website.
Witnesses say, in a second, the hustle and bustle of street trading in the rebel-held town of Ariha was reduced to a deadly silence.
Dozens of people were also wounded.
Ariha fell to Syrian rebels in May during an advance that resulted in the whole of Idib province falling to the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia began a major bombing campaign in Syria on September 30 to help its ally Assad, who suffered a series of setbacks earlier this year -- including the loss of Idib province and areas near the coast, which are of crucial strategic importance.