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Russia bombs Turkish aid agency bakery in Syria

The destroyed bakery was serving 40,000 people per day, owners say

29.11.2015
Russia bombs Turkish aid agency bakery in Syria

Ankara

HATAY, Turkey

Russian jets bombed Sunday a bakery built by a Turkish humanitarian agency in the city of Idlib, northwestern Syria.

The bakery was established 16 months ago by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and it produced about 65,000 loafs of bread per day serving about 40,000 people, the foundation’s officials say.

Burak Karacaoglu from the IHH’s Hatay office in Turkey, who follows the foundation’s activity in Syria, told Anadolu Agency that Russian jets had bombed the bakery in Idlib’s Sarakib area. Karacaoglu said no employees were killed.  

IHH President  Bulent Yildirim reacted harshly telling Anadolu Agency: “If bakeries, camps are attacked, that means the aim is to eliminate all Syrian people.”

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