Russian, Syrian government airstrikes kill 29 in Aleppo

Published May 28th, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Syrian civil defence volunteers pull a body from under the rubble following a reported attack by Syrian government forces on May 27, 2016, in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
Syrian civil defence volunteers pull a body from under the rubble following a reported attack by Syrian government forces on May 27, 2016, in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)

Twenty-nine civilians lost their lives Friday in the Aleppo province in separate attacks by the Syrian regime, Russian airstrikes, and Daesh, according to a civil defense official and a local source.

Abu Laith, a civil defense official in Aleppo, told Anadolu Agency that 15 civilians were killed and 35 injured when regime and Russian warplanes launched at least 40 airstrikes on the Aleppo province’s towns of Hayyan and Hraytan, the village of Kafr Hamra, and the city of Anadan.

The injured were taken to local field hospitals, he added.

Meanwhile, 14 civilians were killed by Daesh when the group opened fire randomly amid clashes with the opposition in the villages of Kaljibrin in Aleppo’s Azaz district, a local activist told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to fear of reprisal.

Since last night Daesh took control of six villages, including Kaljibrin and Kafr Kalbin.

By Halit Sulayman


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