Western Aleppo province witnessed a horrible massacre by Russian warplanes on the town of Atarib on Monday, with activists calling it the bloodiest event since the “de-escalation” zone truce was imposed on May 4.
Medical sources said that about 50 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded in the raid on the Atarib police station and its market in the western Aleppo countryside. Humanitarian organizations have called for aid and blood donations, and have urged assistance in lifting the rubble under which dozens of civilians are still trapped. The death toll is expected to rise due to the severity of wounds.
No groups named on terrorist lists have a presence in the city, although members of the opposition Aleppo Free Police were deployed at the Atarib police station.
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