RUSSIAN AIRSTRIKES KILL 14 IN SYRIA’S ALEPPO PROVINCE

Photo: Anadolu Agency
Photo: Anadolu Agency

Aleppo, Syria,  26 Safar 1437/8 December (MINA) –  Fourteen people were killed and another 20 injured Monday by airstrikes carried out by Russian warplanes on opposition-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo province.

According to local civil defense sources, Russian warplanes also struck Aleppo’s opposition-held Sukkari, Al-Hulk and Firdevs districts.

The same sources said that airstrikes had killed 14 people and injured another 20, mostly children, while also damaging a number of residential areas and a school, Anadolu Agency reports as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).

Mustafa Abu Shafik, a member of a local coordination committee, told Anadolu Agency that Russian warplanes had carried out more than 70 airstrikes in southern Aleppo.

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Syria’s local coordination committees, which consist of local activists opposed to the Assad regime, frequently publish news via social-media websites.

Shafik added that forces loyal the regime of President Bashar al-Assad — with Russian air support — had retaken Aleppo’s southern village of Hilsa.

Shafik went on to say that opposition forces had responded by attacking a building used as a military headquarters by regime forces.

At least 250,000 people have been killed since the Syria conflict began in 2011, according to UN figures. (T/P010/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)