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Russian warplanes pound Aleppo neighborhood, six killed

Russian warplanes pound Aleppo neighborhood, six killed
Aleppo’s opposition-held Al-Mashhad district struck by vacuum bombs, local civil defense official says

By Khaled Suleiman

ALEPPO, Syria (AA) – At least six civilians were killed and another 19 injured on Tuesday when Russian warplanes struck Aleppo city’s opposition-held Al-Mashhad district with vacuum bombs, according to a local civil defense source.

Mahmoud Alloush, a pro-opposition civil defense official based in Aleppo, told Anadolu Agency that warplanes had targeted residential neighborhoods and that casualties included several women and children.

The strikes damaged a number of buildings and vehicles in the area, Alloush said, adding that firefighters and civil defense teams were still trying to extinguish fires caused by the strikes.

Since Sept. 19, when the Syrian regime announced the end of a week-long truce sponsored by Washington and Moscow, regime and Russian warplanes have pounded opposition-held parts of Aleppo.

Hundreds of local civilians have reportedly been killed or injured in the attacks, which remain ongoing.

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

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

source: News Feed
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