Russian air strikes targeted a building on Friday located in the outskirts of Homs, in which a whole family had sought shelter, leading to the death of 48 civilians from the same family.
It took the Syria Civil Defense team 10 hours to dig out all of the bodies of the dead civilians.
The sole survivor of the air strike, Abu Abbas, stated that he had lost all of his family members due to this strike, even though they all had escaped and sought refuge in the building in an attempt to shelter themselves from the Russian air strikes.
He added that most of his family members who had fallen victim to that Russian strike, were women and children, arguing that Russian air strikes have been constantly targeting civilian refugee shelters instead of ISIS headquarters.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) had also reported fighting around the town of Talbiseh, which is part of an opposition-controlled enclave north of Homs city which saw intense aerial bombardment by Russian jets for the past two weeks, and ground assaults by armed fighters loyal to Syrian regime leader Bashar Assad.
At least 72 people, including 31 children, had been killed in the past 48 hours in the assaults in Homs, according to SOHR.
Several reports from Syrian activists and opposition members suggest that most of the areas hit by Russian air strikes are controlled by opposition groups fighting against Syrian regime forces.
Taking advantage of Russian air strikes in the region, ISIS had noticeably advanced towards the northern province of Aleppo in Syria since Oct. 9, seizing several villages.