Russian air strikes have destroyed 25 schools in Syria

Around 25 schools in opposition held areas of Syria have been destroyed by Russian air strikes

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A boy inspects his school which was damaged in what activists said was an air strike carried out yesterday by the Russian Air Force in Injara town, Aleppo countryside, Syria, January 12, 2016

Around 25 schools in Syrian opposition-held areas have been targeted by Russian warplanes in recent months, a Syrian opposition official said.

The officials said this week that Russian air strikes are primarily targeting opposition-held areas and are generally not attacking DAESH.

Russia’s air strikes in Syria started on September 30, 2015 and since then the attacks have killed “hundreds” of citizens, according to the Amnesty International report.

The air strikes have intensified in the cities of Idlib, Aleppo, Hama and Homs, in addition to rural areas in Latakia, Daraa and southern Damascus.

The indiscriminate air strikes have destroyed mosques, hospitals, bakeries and schools.

The ongoing Syrian civil war has left more than 250,000 people dead and has turned the country into the world’s single-largest source of refugees and displaced persons, according to the UN figures.


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