7 die as Russian airstrikes target civilians in Syria’s Azaz, Turkey may face 60,000 additional refugees

Published 27.11.2015 18:26
Updated 27.11.2015 18:36
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Russian warplanes bombed a civilian settlement in northwestern Syrian town of Azaz on Friday, leaving seven dead, mostly children, and many wounded.

Seven people were earlier killed in Azaz in an airstrike targeting trucks carrying aid and commercial supplies.

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported that some of the heavily wounded were brought to southern Turkish province of Kilis for treatment.

Three trucks in the area were also destroyed, Doğan News Agency reported.

If airstrikes continue, an additional flow of 60,000 refugees from the region into Turkey is expected, which already hosts more than 2.5 million refugees. Most of these refugees are already living in 7 refugee camps near Azaz.

Meanwhile, moderate opposition forces, whose areas are being targeted in Russian airstrikes, are currently clashing with the Daesh terror organization 10 kilometers away from the town.

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