Early on Monday, Russian jets renewed their fierce attacks on Aleppo and its countryside mainly targeting hospitals and civilians gatherings killing and injuring tens of them.
Atareb city was first targeted where 10 civilians were killed and more than 40 were injured after the Russian jets shelled the city with cluster bombs, 5 raids with vacuum bombs, 4 raids with C5 missile and more than 9 raids with heavy guns. The city market was the main target in addition to the city hospital that became out of service.
Among the injured is Mohammed Sayyed Hassan, editor in chief of Medea News center (al-Nabaa).
Russian jets also targeted al-Jeena town in western Aleppo countryside with vacuum missiles killing and wounding many civilians.
Andan city, Saman town and Handarat camp in northern Aleppo countryside were also hit by Russian jets with vacuum missiles while similar raids were carried out in the southern countryside mainly in al-Eis town and the towns of Tal Memo, Makhalah, banes, Hweir, Tal Bajer and Maryouda.
In the easten countryside of Aleppo, jets conducted 4 raids on Deir Hafer city
Assad regime jets targeted on Monday al-Mashhad neighborhood in Aleppo, Orient News correspondent reported.
Assad regime jets targeted the civilian-populated area with two barrel bombs. Initial death toll is at least twelve civilians, while tens of others were injured.
Civil defense volunteers are still looking for surviving civilians. Members of five families are still trapped under the rubble, while their fate is not known, according to Halab Today.
Attacks also caused mass destruction and heavy damages to civilians’ properties.
Four hospitals destroyed in Aleppo by Assad regime
Assad regime’s airstrikes have put four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Aleppo out of action on Sunday, in addition to airstrikes on several neighborhoods in Aleppo, according to local rescue workers and a monitor.
“Five medical facilities were hit [overnight] and are out of service right now,” Ammar Salmo, spokesman for a volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets told Al Jazeera.
The bombardment since Saturday has worsened the plight of residents of besieged eastern neighborhoods of Syria’s second city, where food and medical supplies are becoming increasingly scarce.
The hospitals, as well as a blood bank that was hit, were located in the Al-Shaar neighborhood, said the Independent Doctor’s Association, a group of Syrian doctors that supports clinics in Aleppo.
“Only one of the hospitals has suffered a direct hit. People there say it has stopped operations for the moment, but we are told it will be back up in a couple of days,” a journalist said.
“The other hospitals and the blood bank were in an area where there were air strikes rather than them been apparently directly targeted. No buildings have been destroyed but operations have been affected in this places. There is supposed to be a ceasefire which began in February that clearly is all but in name,” he added.