World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 30 civilians were killed and 250 injured Monday in airstrikes by Russian and Syrian regime warplanes on besieged neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo, according to a civil defense official.
"Russian and regime warplanes hit Aleppo's opposition-controlled areas hard, leaving 30 civilians dead and 250 others wounded," Baybars Meshaal, an Aleppo-based civil defense official, told Anadolu Agency.
Meshaal said the airstrikes mainly targeted the neighborhoods of Al-Ansari, Al-Sukkari, Al-Qatirgi, Al-Shaar, al-Firdaws, Al-Maadin, and Tariq al-Bab.
"Russian and regime warplanes have carried out more than 200 airstrikes on Aleppo since this morning. We’re having trouble reaching the scene due to the intensity of the attacks," he said.
"Local people are leaving their homes because of the attacks. The wounded are being carried by handcart," he added.
Civil defense teams are barely managing to rescue people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, Meshaal said, adding:
"We rescued a 10-month-old child named Hassan and his father from under a collapsed building. Unfortunately, we found the dead bodies of his mother, sister, and brother."Last Mod: 29 Kasım 2016, 01:06