Russian Strikes on Aid Depot Near Turkish Border Kill Three

Two drivers and an aid worker killed in Russian targeting of warehouse near the Turkish border

Three civilians were killed on Wednesday in Russian air strikes on aid vehicles near Azaz, a border town with Turkey in the northern Aleppo province, activists and a reporter said.

Russia's warplanes carried out two air strikes on an aid warehouse near the Bab al Salameh border crossing with Turkey, killing three people, including two drivers and an aid worker, according to a Zaman al-Wasl reporter.

Russia’s air force intervened in Syria on September 30 in support of embattled President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces are fighting insurgents backed by a number of regional powers including Turkey.

Activists said attacking the Turkish-sponsored aid store was a Russian reprisal over the downing of its warplane on Tuesday.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported this week that Russia's airstrikes have killed 403 civilians, including 97 children under the age of 18.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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