Six killed in Russian air strikes on humanitarian aid trucks

Russian air strikes target humanitarian aid trucks in northernwest Syria, killing 6 civilians

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Russian air strikes target humanitarian aid trucks near the town of Azaz in northwest Aleppo, Syria, on November 30, 2015

Updated Dec 1, 2015

Russian warplanes on Monday dropped bombs on humanitarian aid trucks near the town of Azaz northwest of Aleppo, killing six people and injuring 20.

Local ground sources told Anadolu Agency that the Russian warplanes launched air strikes on parked humanitarian aid trucks situated 5 kilometers away from the town of Azaz.

Ten trucks were reported to have been burnt in the incident. 

Four people died in the attack while 20 were left injured.

According to reports, emergency service crews took 13 wounded people who were rushed to the Oncupinar border gate to Kilis public hospital in Syria’s southern province.

Despite all efforts, two more people lost their lives in hospital. 

The incident comes a day after Russian jets bombed a bakery built by a Turkish humanitarian aid foundation in the city of Idlib, northwestern Syria.

The bakery was established 16 months ago by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH).

About 65,000 loaves of bread were reported to have been produced in the bakery each day, serving at least 40,000 people, the foundation’s officials stated.

Russia began its aerial campaign over Syria on Sept. 30, initially saying it would be targeting positions held by the DAESH terrorist group, but concerns were raised when it appeared that the majority of Russian air strikes were targeting Syrian opposition forces fighting against Bashar al Assad’s regime. 

TRTWorld and agencies