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Russian warplanes kill four children in Syria’s Aleppo

At least 250,000 people have been killed since Syria conflict began in 2011, according to UN

Mahmoud Barakat   | 17.12.2015
Russian warplanes kill four children in Syria’s Aleppo

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ALEPPO, Syria

Eight people, including four children, were killed and another 11 were injured after Russian warplanes struck a residential area in Aleppo’s Azaz district, local sources told Anadolu Agency.

Syrian Civil Defense teams rushed to the area and saved 11 people who were stuck under collapsed buildings and were taken to local field hospitals.

Russia began air operations in Syria on Sept. 30 with the aim of supporting the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

While the Kremlin says the airstrikes target the Daesh militant group, some members of the western NATO alliance believe Russia is targeting groups opposed to Assad, including some that enjoy U.S. and Turkish support.  

At least 250,000 people have been killed since the Syria conflict began in 2011, according to UN figures.  

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