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Friday, 23 October 2015 19:25

17 Killed in New Massacre by Russian Warplanes in Homs

Activists said that 17 civilians, including six children and five women, were killed in an airstrike on the town of Talbeesa north of Homs today. Reports are conflicting as to whether the massacre was committed by Assad or the Russian air force.

The Syrian Committee for Human Rights said that the death toll as a result of the attack is likely to rise, as the region lacks sufficient medical personnel and equipment.

The Syrian Coalition calls on the UN Security Council to take “firm and effective” action to stop the Russian aggression on the Syrian people following the horrible massacres committed by the Russian air force across Syria.

It added that these massacres "should not go unpunished, calling for an end to the Russian aggression that falsely claims it is designed to fight terrorism.

The Syrian Coalition stresses the need to establish a safe area to protect Syrian civilians, expressing surprise at statements by some friendly countries who does not see a need for a safe area and consider that it does not constitute a practical solution to the crisis. (Source: Syrian Coalition)