18 people killed in Russian airstrike syria town


A Surveillance group reports that around 18 people have been killed in a Russian airstrike on a Syrian town that has been held by insurgents.

According to the Guardian, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), and the Local Coordination Committees report that the airstrikes were on the town of Ariha, where heavy causation were caused as a busy market was hit in the airstrikes.

The SOHR says three buildings in the town centre and the Ariha town Facebook page states the airstrikes were carried out by Russian planes where 40 people were killed and more than 70 left wounded.

The SOHR also claims that the airstrikes by Russia have killed more than 400 civilians, including 166 women and children, according to the daily.

The US along with other allies, including Turkey, has joined in carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and other terror groups.