Airstrikes and barrel bomb attacks by the Assad regime targeted convoys carrying civilians fleeing southern rural Aleppo on Friday, killing 20 civilians and injuring dozens more. Violent airstrikes also targeted villages in southern rural Aleppo.
Activists said that suspected Russian jets strafed civilians vehicles which were traveling on the Damascus-Aleppo highway near the village of Tal Hadiya. The attack left seven civilians killed and wounded about 10 others in an initial count.
Seven civilians were also killed and injured in barrel bomb attacks on the village of Huwair al-Iss in Jabal Samaan area south of Aleppo late on Thursday.
Director of the medical office in southern rural Aleppo, Khallouf al-Mohammed, told Smart News Network that Assad regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the village of Huwair al-Iss on Friday, killing a civilian and wounding two others who were rushed to a hospital in western rural Aleppo.
Mohammed added that the Russia and Assad regime air forces are alternately bombing villages and towns of southern rural Aleppo continuously in parallel with rocket and artillery shelling by regime forces and their allied foreign militias.
The office asked the concerned organizations to provide it with ambulances after the Awsum medical charity withdrew all of its ambulances from southern rural Aleppo. He pointed out that the medical teams are having difficulties in transporting the wounded from the area to hospitals in nearby areas, noting that they are using civilian vehicles to rescue the injured.
The intensifying bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian forces have forced about 150,000 people out of their homes in the villages of southern Aleppo over the past two months. Local activists said that at least 60 percent of the area has been reduced to rubble. The bombing campaign has also knocked out the last remaining medical center in the town of Tal Addaman as well as destroyed schools and infrastructure besides causing dozens of civilian casualties. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network)