Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab described the destruction caused by the Russian airstrikes on the town of Atareb in western rural Aleppo on Monday as massive. The airstrikes destroyed shops, infrastructure and warehouses of medicines as well as killed over 60 people and injured dozens more.
Abu Hatab said that Minister of Health Mohammed Firas Al-Jundi, Minister of Education Abdul Aziz Dughaim, and head of SIG’s office toured site of the attack, checked up on the aftermath of the airstrikes, and visited the wounded and families of the victims.
Abu Hatab pointed out that such attacks are aimed at undermining SIG’s efforts to restore stability to the liberated areas in cooperation with the United Nations and international organizations.
Head of the medical center in the town of Atareb, Hussein Obaid, told Smart News Network that the Russian airstrikes caused massive material damage and destroyed large amounts of medical supplies.
The Directorate of Education in Atareb on Tuesday announced it was suspending schools in the town “for fear of renewed airstrikes, while the town saw an exodus of civilians to nearby towns and villages following the Russian airstrikes. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)