Regime, Russian warplanes strike Aleppo, killing 15

Residential parts of city’s Al-Ansari, Al-Sokkari, Tariq al-Bab, Al-Shear districts pounded by airstrikes

Regime, Russian warplanes strike Aleppo, killing 15

World Bulletin / News Desk

Fifteen people were killed Friday when Assad regime and Russian warplanes targeted opposition-held parts of Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo, local medical sources have said.

According to sources at local field hospitals who spoke anonymously due to fears for their safety, warplanes targeted residential neighborhoods in the city’s Al-Ansari, Al-Sokkari, Tariq al-Bab and Al-Shear districts -- all of which remain under siege by regime forces.

Ibrahim Abu Laith, an Aleppo-based civil defense official said that Russian jets had struck civil defense centers and fire departments in the city’s Al-Ansari and Masaken Hanano districts.

A number of ambulances, he added, had been destroyed by the airstrikes.

Syria has been locked in a devastating civil war since 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests -- which had erupted as part of the "Arab Spring" uprisings -- with unexpected ferocity.

The Syrian Center for Policy Research, a Beirut-based NGO, has put the death toll from the six-year-old conflict at more than 470,000.  

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2016, 17:38