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Dozens of Syrians reported killed in air strike on Aleppo market

Dozens of Syrian civilians have been killed after an airstrike, believed to be Russian, hit a popular market in the Aleppo countryside, activists reported on Monday afternoon.

Abdulkafi Alhamdo, who had just been at the market with his daughter, returned to the scene after the aerial attack, in the town of Atarib.

“A whole market now is not on this earth. It was a market of life. I was there one hour ago with my daughter… hundreds of people were in the market, and now it is totally destroyed,” he said.

#Syria Possible #RuAF targeted Al-Atarib market in W. #Aleppo countryside w/ 2+ airstrikes causing huge causalities among civilians. video from Ebaa' Agency. pic.twitter.com/Ua5vXemW6e

— اللالا (@LaLaKdaho) November 13, 2017

“Many are under the rubble. It’s just a massacre,” he added.

Graphic video shared by activists showed bodies crushed under the rubble, with limbs destroyed. A child, his face covered in blood, walks in a daze through the scene.

Initial reports indicate that at least 30 people have been killed, but activists said accurate numbers were hard to come by as local hospitals are overwhelmed, and bodies are still being pulled from the rubble.

#Breaking || Rural #Aleppo

30 civilians killed & dozens injured in Russian warplanes strikes on #Atareb in west rural Aleppo#Syriapic.twitter.com/h9vvh8Lvyw

— FSA News (@FSAPlatform) November 13, 2017

There have also been reports of airstrikes in the besieged eastern Ghouta region outside of Damascus.

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