Russian jets resume heavy shelling in Aleppo – 25 people killed
07:47, 12 October 2016

Russian jets resume heavy shelling in Aleppo – 25 people killed

Russian planes have resumed air strikes on rebel-held districts in the city of Aleppo, in what activists say is the heaviest bombardment in days

07:47, 12 October 2016


War planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces resumed airstrikes on residential area in the East of rebel-held districts of Aleppo. At least 25 people are reported to have died, with children thought to be among the dead, reports BBC

According to Syrian activists the city came under the most intense aerial attack during recent days - so-called "bunker busters" and other bombs hit Aleppo.

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According to Syrian Human Rights Observatory, Russian was planes had dropped so-called "bunker busters" and other bombs.

Social media spread video of the so-called aftermath of the airstrike. There are scenes with children’s bodies wrapped in cloth and their mothers crying.

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According to the non-governmental medical organization Doctors without Borders, there are only 11 functioning ambulance cars in the city.

The bombarding followed a short truce, arranged on the call of the Syrian government partially to allow the peaceful local citizens to leave the rebel-held districts in the eastern part of the city.

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