Russian airstrikes cause dozens of civilian casualties north Syria


ARA News 

ALEPPO – At least 35 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded in Russian airstrikes in Idlib and Aleppo in northern Syria, activists reported on Tuesday. 

In idlib province, Russian warplanes bombed a crowded market in the opposition-held town of Maarat al-Numan, killing 15 civilians and injuring more than 20 others.  

“Rescue teams have pulled dozens of victims from the rubble subsequent to the brutal strike,” local media activist Ahmed Harith told ARA News in Idlib. 

“We have documented 15 death cases so far, but the death toll may rise in the coming hours as many of the injured are suffering critical conditions amid shortage of medical supplies,” the source reported. 

Another Russia raid hit an ISIS-held village in the countryside of Aleppo, killing more than 20 civilians, activists said. 

Russia started its air campaign in Syria on Sept. 30, bombing areas held by anti-regime armed groups, including western-backed moderate rebels and jihadist factions.

Reporting by: Helin Saeed 

Source: ARA News 

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