Warplanes Strike Six Syrian Towns in Aleppo Province

BEIRUT (Reuters) -
Smoke rises over the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad as it is pictured from the Turkish border town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey February 27, 2016. Islamic State militants launched an assault on a Kurdish-controlled town on Syria's border with Turkey on Saturday, prompting air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition to try to drive them back. The hardline Sunni fighters attacked Tel Abyad, which is controlled by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, and the nearby town of Suluk in the early hours of Saturday, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil and Turkish security sources told Reuters. REUTERS/Kadir Celikcan FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Smoke rises over the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad as it is pictured from the Turkish border town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, Feb. 27. (Reuters/Kadir Celikcan)

Warplanes attacked six Syrian towns in the western part of Aleppo province on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, a day after a cessation of hostilities agreement took effect.

Syrian terrorists confirmed the air strikes and said they were carried out by Russian warplanes, but the Syrian Observatory said that the identity of the jets was not clear.