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