News | International
23 Nov 2017 16:35
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > International

    Atareb market: Dozens of civilians killed in airstrike on rebel-held town in northern Syria

    Video of the immediate aftermath of the strike on Atareb market shows an apocalyptic scene — buildings were reduced to rubble and a massive crater could be seen in the ground.

    Video of the immediate aftermath of a deadly air strike on Atareb market in northern Syria showed an apocalyptic scene.

    Buildings were reduced to rubble and a massive crater could be seen in the ground.

    Injured and bleeding survivors, including a small boy covered in blood, wandered dazed around the site.

    At least 53 people were killed according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said the market was hit by three separate strikes.

    It was not clear whether the strike was carried out by Syrian Government warplanes or those of its ally, Russia.

    The town is located in an area of Aleppo province that is supposedly part of a "de-escalation zone" established earlier this year by Russia, Iran and rebel-backer Turkey.

    Aleppo journalist and opposition activist Abdulkafi Alhamdo said he had been at the market an hour before the airstrike, shopping with his young daughter.

    "We then heard a very, very strong bomb," he told the ABC.

    "I arrived [after the attack] it was completely destroyed. From the first shop to the last shop."

    Mr Alhamdo described the market as a "very crowded place" that is normally difficult to drive through because of the number of people in the streets.

    "I saw people lying, bodies inured, some people were half covered by the rubble," he told the ABC.

    "I saw some organs, hands, legs all over there.

    "A lot of people were just lying on the ground crying. Everyone was in shock."

    Media from the town published by the activist-run Thiqa news agency showed rescuers and civilians pulling out victims and limbs from under rubble stretching along several storefronts — the agency said at least 43 people were killed and 90 wounded.

    Atareb and the Aleppo province around it remain outside the control of the Damascus-based government which wants to retake all of Syria following six years of civil war that has killed at least 400,000 people and displaced 11 million others.

    © 2017 ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved

     Other International News
     23 Nov: Manus Island: PNG authorities move in and tell men to leave detention centre
     23 Nov: Mexican drug smugglers have been using a marijuana cannon to fire drugs into the US
     23 Nov: Ratko Mladic guilty verdict caps decades of grief for families affected by the Srebrenica massacre
     23 Nov: Fact check: Is Malcolm Turnbull's comparison of Kenyan and Australian broadband valid?
     23 Nov: Fact check: Has legalising same-sex marriage in the UK had consequences for the school curriculum?
     23 Nov: Ratko Mladic: UN judges find 'Butcher of Bosnia' guilty of war crimes, genocide
     23 Nov: Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees face water shortage crisis as wells run dry
     Top Stories

    All Blacks toils will reap reward: Hansen More...

    Cullen to lead tax working group More...

     Today's News

    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting their second child 16:20

    Accident and Emergency:
    Pike River payment ruled unlawful 16:17

    Cullen to lead tax working group 16:17

    Health & Safety:
    Young smokers need access to quit products 16:07

    Emilia Clarke is adamant she'll find "the one" some day 15:50

    Rugby League:
    Smith compares Kangaroos defence to haka 15:47

    Law and Order:
    Manus Island: PNG authorities move in and tell men to leave detention centre 15:47

    Gwen Stefani is "so grateful and thankful" for all the love around her as she prepares for Thanksgiving 15:20

    Day trails Sydney youngster at Aust Open 14:57

    No McCormack spat at Melbourne City: Joyce 14:57

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd