Russia bombs Aleppo mosque, killing dozens of civilians

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Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque following airstrikes by pro-Assad warplanes. File photo

ARA News

A suspected Russian airstrike on Thursday hit a crowded mosque in Aleppo suburb, in northwestern Syria.

At least 44 civilians were reported dead and dozens more were wounded in the airstrike.

“The Russian Air Force committed a massacre in northern Aleppo by targeting a mosque full of civilians during evening prayers. 44 people are confirmed dead,” local media activist Salim Halwani told ARA News.

In the meantime, a medial source in Aleppo reported that more than 90 civilians were injured in the same airstrike.

“Some of them are in critical condition. The death toll may rise in the next few hours,” he told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity for safety concerns.

Reporting by: Helin Saeed | Source: ARA News

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