Russia rains down parachute bombs on Aleppo killing a t least a dozen of civilians

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Russian bombers have killed 11 civilians and injured dozens more in Aleppo after a night of heavy aerial bombardment in the war-torn Syrian city, the News reported.

Using parachute bombs, Russian jets struck civilian areas less than 24 hours after a ceasefire by Russian and Syrian government forces expired, it added.

According to the News, a day earlier the Kremlin, keen to shift the focus of international outcry away from their war, accused the US of carrying out a “medieval slaughter” in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

The latest Russian bombing struck in Aleppo province and left a huge plume of smoke and dust rising into the sky.

Parachute bombs – conventional shells attached to a small parachute which slows the descent of the weapon – are routinely used by the Russian air force, it explained.

On Friday, a devastating Russian bombing raid left at least 20 civilians dead and many more injured.

The News also wrote that a spokesperson for the Syrian Civil Defence, better known as The White Helmet brigade, said a squadron of Russian warplanes had taken “revenge” on the people of Aleppo with its latest airstrikes.

He said: “A squadron of Russian aircraft struck the countryside to the west of Aleppo to take revenge on civilians for rebel forces trying and failing to break the siege of east Aleppo.”

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