Air raids by Russian planes kill 12 civilians in Aleppo
At least 12 civilians were killed in Syria’s civil war torn Aleppo city on Monday, according to the reports by a monitoring group. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five children were among the dead on Monday by the attacks carried out by government forces in the rebel-held district of Marjeh in east Aleppo. It is reported that more people were wounded and trapped under rubbles. This attack brings the death toll to 45 in 24 hours of bombardment of the wrenched city. Syrian township named Qaterji saw the highest number of people dead. According to Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman, the Russian air raids claimed around 17 lives out of the 45 .
White Helmet rescuers were still carrying on with their rescue works on Monday morning to pull out 20 people of the rubble Qaterji. People are still afraid to come out to proceed with rescue operations fearing further air strikes.
Russian and Syrian warplanes are continuing their airstrikes in order to capture the rebel held eastern Aleppo. This spree of attacks come after a short lived ceasefire between Russia and US failed.
It has been reported that many aid convoys are still waiting to reach destination in Aleppo. The attacks by Syrian forces on aid convoys evoked widespread criticism. The attacks happened at a time when the international big names are planning to have a new round of talks about peace in Syria.