Russian jets hit northwestern Syria near Turkish border - witnesses, Syrian rebels

AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian jets conducted raids on areas close to heavily populated towns and camps in opposition-held northwestern Syria near the Turkish border, the first such strikes this year, witnesses and rebel sources said on Sunday.

The sources said the warplanes struck a target near a border crossing and the outskirts of Sarmda city in Idlib province, while a surface-to-surface missile hit the village of Qah near the Turkish border. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Catherine Evans)