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Russian airstrike kills 34 civilians in Syria

Monitoring Desk

DAMASCUS: As many as 34 civilian were killed in Russian airstrike in which they targeted ferries in Euphrates river near Syria’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

The British bases Human Rights monitoring group initially claimed that 21 civilians were dead in Russian airstrike but later the numbers was raised to 34 after more bodies were found on the river side.

The report added dozens of other were injured in airstrike and the raids targeted “more than 40 ferries” that had left Al-Boulil town southwest of Deir Ezzor city for the eastern shore of the river.

Russia intervened in Syria in September 2015 to support President Bashar al-Assad.

 

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