14 people were killed and over 30 were injured in the missile strike by the Russian air force on the Syrian town of Azaz, located on the Turkish border.
Residential areas of the city were fired seven missiles. Five of them ended up in the hospital, operating under the auspices of the organization «Doctors without borders», and the school, which was inhabited by the refugees. Two more missiles struck a house.
Azaz – one of the few towns in Northern Syria that remain under the control of opponents of Bashar al-Assad. It has thousands of people, fleeing from the advancing with the support of the Russian air force of the Syrian army and the Kurdish self-defence.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he would not allow the capture of the city by Kurdish militias, whom Ankara considers terrorists. «We will give the most tough response to any attempts to seize the city,» he said.
We will remind that as a result of another attack by the Russian air force was destroyed a field hospital organization «Doctors without borders» in Idlib province. London Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, receiving information from his counterpart on the spot, says that the death of nine people. Dozens were injured.
Note that human rights organizations accuse Russia of strikes on the areas, causing mass casualties among civilians. The Russian side continues to insist that attacks primarily the positions of the «Islamic state».