Russian airstrike on eastern Aleppo neighbourhoods kill 14 from one family

 

People remove belongings from a damaged site after an air strike Sunday in the rebel-held besieged al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
People remove belongings from a damaged site after an air strike Sunday in the rebel-held besieged al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Fourteen members of one family have died in an air strike on rebel-held east Aleppo, volunteer rescuers say.

Eight children and two women were among the dead, said the civil defence force known as the White Helmets.

An Aleppo resident told the BBC the city had endured heavy bombing in the past 24 hours, with “bunker-buster” munitions shaking the ground.

The family died in the al-Marja area of the city on Monday, after what the Syrian Civil Defence force said was a strike by a Russian jet.

The White Helmets said another 25 people were killed late on Sunday in a strike on a residential building in the al-Qaterji district.

Rescuers used a crane to extract a 12-year-old boy from an upper floor after part of the building collapsed on his legs, and they later carried a dead baby from the rubble, her face caked in mud, AFP reported.

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