Russian air strikes allegedly kill dozens in Syria

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Amateur video purports to show victims of alleged Russian air strikes on the Syrian town of Ariha, which rescue workers say killed at least 30 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Russian air strikes allegedly kill dozens in Syria



STORY: Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets killed at least 30 people in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria on Sunday (November 29), rescue workers in the rebel-held area said.

Syrians in rebel-held areas in the northwest near the Turkish frontier have reported intensified air strikes in the days since Turkey downed a Russian warplane near the border.

Rescue workers said an air strike on Ariha in Idlib province wounded dozens more people, striking a market place.

Videos published online purported to show a heavily-damaged street in a market, and several casualties in the town. Severely injured people are carried to hospitals.

One video showed a pile of bodies that had been brought for burial, while people dug graves nearby.

Mohamed Queissi, a rescue worker with the Civil Defence service which operates in rebel-held areas, said the bodies of 31 people had been identified, with 12 more awaiting identification.

In separate air strikes close to the Turkey border, jets believed to be Russian hit a truck depot that was also struck on Thursday, destroying 10 trailers and killing five people, a rebel in the area said.

Officials at the Russian defence ministry could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which reports on the war, gave an initial death toll of 18 people including four children and “a leading opposition” member. It said the toll was likely to rise, with a total of 60 killed and wounded.

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