Russian jets bomb primary school in rebel-held Syrian town, civilian casualties reported

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File photo shows men carrying wounded children after a Syrian airstrikes in Aleppo

ARA News 

ALEPPO – Russian fighter jets targeted on Friday rebel-held areas in the northern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo, causing casualties among civilians, eyewitnesses and military sources reported. 

One of the Russian strikes hit a primary school in the town of Kafr Zeta north of Aleppo. At least four children were killed in the strike. 

“Rescue teams have pulled dead bodies of four victims from the rubble, while several others were transferred to a field hospital in Kafr Zeta after being hardly injured in the raid,” civil rights activist Alwan al-Halabi told ARA News.

The Russian warplanes have also bombed the rebel-held village of al-Younissiyah in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where at least two people were killed and five more wounded. 

This coincided with an airstrike by the Syrian air force in the town of Latmaniyah, where rebel fighters of the Army of Conquest are stationed. 

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, spokesman of the Army of Conquest Muhammad al-Nasser said: “Those airstrikes come after our units pounded strongholds of pro-Assad troops near Hama.” 

Friday’s strikes caused a mass displacement among civilians, who escaped their homes heading to nearby villages and towns in Aleppo countryside.

Reporting by: Taim Khalil 

Source: ARA News 

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