Russian air strikes kill at least 30 in stepped up raids in northwest Syria

by SULEIMAN AL-KHALIDI  |  published on November 30, 2015

Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets killed at least 30 people in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria on Sunday, rescue workers in the rebel-held area said, part of an escalation of Russian strikes near the Turkish border.

In separate air strikes closer to the frontier with Turkey, jets believed to be Russian hit a truck depot that was also struck on Thursday, destroying 10 trailers and killing five people, a rebel in the area said.

Officials at the Russian defense ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. Syrians in rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria near the Turkish frontier have reported intensified air strikes in the days since Turkey downed a Russian warplane near the border.

  • I Seigel

    The Russians have good aim. They’re killing Turkmen fighters, loyal to Turkey and fighting against Kurds and Syrian rebels. No wonder Turkey shot down one of their planes. Go Putin! You’ve just made more enemies!

  • Alton Clark

    I bet Obama is rolling over in his golf cart about this !

    • I Seigel

      More likely it’s Putin who is feeling the heat. He’s supporting Assad, who has mass murdered Sunnis. So he’s got Saudi Arabia and a lot of the Arab world against him. Crimea has been without electricity for 2 weeks, because rebels there cut all the power lines, and the people there, after almost 2 years of Russian “liberation” are sick of the corruption and mismanagement of Russia.. He’s lost over 220 people and a jet passenger plane over the Sinai. He’s made an enemy of Turkey, a former ally. He’s lost a bomber and 2 pilots and a Russian marine who was trying to rescue them. And what progress has he actually made against ISIS? Anyone have an answer to that??

  • Quisno Rodonovich

    WE are headed for war may be not this year or next but soon for NKorea is saying it will support Russia with nukes

    The North Korean leader has threatened that Turkey will be nuked by Pyongyang if Ankara takes action against Russia, Ad-Diyar – an Arabic language daily newspaper in Lebanon – quoted informed sources as saying. Kim Jong-un has warned that if Turkey confronts Russia or lends support to ISIS in Syria and Iraq, it will come under nuclear attacks by North Korea, the Lebanese daily added. The North Korean leader has also promised to wipe Turkey off the map if Ankara takes part in the Syrian war and cooperates with the US and helps ISIS. That North Korea has talked about regional conflicts such as Iraq and Syria which are battling a war [against ISIS], can be viewed as Pyongyang’s support for Russia in the fight against terrorism, sources say.

    • I Seigel

      North Korea is all talk, but their hardware can’t match their threats. A submarine test of a ballistic missile just failed. They can’t do squat.

  • billwhit

    Good for Russia! Anyone in the area is supporting ISIS, so if they die as a result, then it was their choice to do so. The rebels are ISIS, same ones that are fighting side by side, that Obama and Hillary were Arming and Funding from Benghazi. Keep kicking butt, Vladimir!

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      exactly true. They are the same. Damn our lame stream lying media, no credibility at all, just an Obama propaganda machine.

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