Russian jets escalate attacks on Damascus countryside, Idlib

Orient Net 2016-12-29 08:06:00

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Assad terrorists and Russian fighter jets escalated Thursday attacks on multiple cities in Damascus eastern countryside and Idlib countryside.

Four surface-to-surface missiles hit Douma city in the morning, which took the lives of seven civilians, including two girls, Orient News correspondent said.

More, four civilians were killed in Erbin in Russian airstrikes which targeted an elementary school. Damage was caused to the school premises while panic prevailed among pupils, teachers, and staff, video footage uploaded on social media showed.


In Saqba, a woman and a child were killed, in addition to many injured in a primary casualty toll. Physical damage was also caused to houses and shops. Civil defense volunteers rushed to rescue injured civilians and recover bodies.'>(Civil defense volunteers at the attack site in Saqba. Dec. 29, 2016 -Source: SCD)'>(Damage caused to civilians’ houses as a result of the Russian airstrikes. Dec. 29, 2016 - Source: activists)

Orient News correspondent also said that one civilian was killed in Harasta as a result of Russian airstrikes on the city, which brings the death toll in eastern Ghouta until now to 14 civilians.

In a similar context, Russian aerial attacks hit the city of Jisr al-Shegour in Idlib countryside, which led to the death of one civilian and the injury of two others. Cluster bombs were used, according to our correspondent.

In the early hours of Thursday, Russian warplanes conducted four deadly airstrikes on the city of Idlib, killing least one child, gravely injuring many civilians and causing significant damage to civilians’ houses and shops.