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Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue

  • UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, arrives for a meeting during Syria peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP)

    UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, arrives for a meeting during Syria peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, leader Nasr al-Hariri, center, arrives for a round of negotiation between the HNC and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, leader Nasr al-Hariri, center, arrives for a round of negotiation between the HNC and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • General view at the start of a meeting between UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, third left, and Syria's main opposition delegation during Syria peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP)

    General view at the start of a meeting between UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, third left, and Syria's main opposition delegation during Syria peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Syrian activists say airstrikes in the country's rebel-held Idlib province have killed at least 11 people.

The activist-run Baladi News network published footage of rescuers searching for victims in the rubble of a block destroyed in presumed government or Russian airstrikes on Monday, in the town of Areeha in northwest Syria.

The Syrian Civil Defense search-and-rescue group said it had counted 15 fatalities.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least seven civilians and four other unidentified victims had been killed. It blamed the attack on government warplanes.

The strikes come as an opposition delegation gears up to meet Monday with U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura in Geneva to continue talks aimed at resolving Syria's six-year-old war.