Russian airstrikes kill six civilians in Syria

While the Free Syrian Army claims that Russian missiles and airstrikes are hitting its positions and killing civilians, Russia says only Daesh are being hit

Russian airstrikes kill six civilians in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least six civilians were killed and 12 others were injured in suspected Russian airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo and Idlib provinces Wednesday, local civilian defense units said.

The Russian jets allegedly dropped cluster bombs on residential areas in Idlib’s southern district Maasaran.

Several people were left trapped under the rubble of their houses following the attack.

Local sources also claimed that Russian military planes attacked Idlib’s Bebile, Temena, Maaret Hurma, Han, Seyhun, Serceh and Meriyen districts.

Meanwhile, the anti-Assad Free Syrian Army said thatRussia struck their quarters in a rural area in Idlib. According to Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Walid, Russia also attacked the opposition group’s quarter in Idlib’s Maaret en-Numan district with a guided missile.

U.S. and its other allies consider the Free Syrian Army as “moderate opposition” groups that fight against Assad regime in Syria.

Earlier on Wednesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that four Russian naval warships fired 26 missiles at 11 suspected Daesh targets in Syria from the Caspian Sea.

“According to objective control data, all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage,” Shoigu said, according to Russia Today. 



Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ekim 2015, 08:55