Syria White Helmets Search for Survivors Following Airstrike
Air strikes on a popular market and residential neighborhood killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens more on Monday, July 22, in an attack on one of the main opposition-held cities in northwestern Syria, rescuers and residents said. (Reuters)
The high death toll marked a sharp increase in the escalation between the two sides amid intense fighting. Government troops, backed by Russian air cover, tried to push their way into the enclave near the Turkish border, which is dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants and other jihadi groups.
Monday’s airstrikes took place in the town of Maaret al-Numan and also wounded more than 30 people, according to the reports from the region, which has witnessed intensive airstrikes and bombardment almost every day for the past three months. The strikes came in several rounds and caused widespread destruction, burying several people under the rubble.
Hours after the airstrikes, paramedics were able to remove a young girl who was still alive, rushing her to a nearby ambulance.