Syrian school bombed by Russian aircraft

Russian air strike on Syrian school causes nine deaths and several injuries

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A Russian aircraft has bombed a Syrian school in Idlib province leaving nine people dead and eleven more injured.

According to Idlib civil defense official Mahmoud Dagim, amongst Saturday’s deceased were five children as he told Anadolu Agency.

Moreover, the air strike was carried out in Zikar school in the Jarjanas region.

Following the incident, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed out the attack’s brutality.

“We strongly condemn Russia’s slaughter of civilians, including women, children and the elderly,” Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency.

It is reported that at least four hospitals have also been hit since the Russian attacks have begun in October.

Physicians for Human Rights Organization have stated that the medical facilities as well medical staff have become targets of some 312 attacks with deaths reaching up to 679 in October.

Earlier in October the director of programmes at Physicians for Human Rights, Widney Brown had said that the attacks at medical centers have had no excuse.

“These attacks are inexcusable. Claiming that the fight is against terrorists does not give any government the right to tear up the laws of war, which specifically protect health workers and facilities. With these actions, Russia is damaging hospitals, putting patients and medical staff at risk, and depriving civilians of life-saving access to healthcare,” he said.

Russia’s air strikes in Syria started on Sept.30 and according to Amnesty International the attacks have killed “hundreds” of citizens.

TRTWorld and agencies