Twenty civilians, including nine children and 5 women were killed on Friday night by Assad airstrikes on the city of al-Atatreb in Aleppo northern countryside, activists said.
Activist Khaled Abo al-Majed added that many of the casualties had fatal conditions which were likely to increase the death toll.
Khaled Abo al-Majed visited the site of the air attack reporting mass destruction in the residential area.
“While children were playing in the vacant lot, Russian or Assad jets hit them. Nine children were immediately killed. No military presence of any kind is here. Why Assad and Russian warplanes attack these residential areas?” one of the locals said.
“Assad regime accuses Syrians of terrorism, while it is the main source of state terrorism. Most women killed were widows whose husbands had been already killed bu Assad attacks, another local told Orient News.
Meanwhile, Russian or Assad warplanes attacked ICARDA and Kafr Nahah in Aleppo western and southern countryside with vacuum missiles, according to Aleppo Today Facebook page.
In Aleppo northern countryside’s Ba’adeen, al-Jandool, and Abien, Assad helicopters dropped marine mines and barrel bombs in residential areas, causing mass destruction in private property. Many small grocery stores were destroyed.
In a new development of Saturday, six civilians lost their lives and ten were seriously injured in the aftermath of Assad airstrikes on Aleppo western countryside’s Kafr Naha.
More than 300.000 civilians still live in Aleppo’s opposition-controlled eastern neighborhoods, effectively under siege since the army and allied militia cut off the last road into rebel districts in early July.
Those civilians were under daily bombing for the past months that killed thousands of them. In the past few days, more than 100 civilians were killed in the city.