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Russian aircraft strike 'extremist' targets in Syria's Aleppo province

Russian aircraft strike 'extremist' targets in Syria's Aleppo province
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Russian aircraft continue to launch air strikes against targets around the Syrian province of Aleppo.

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Russian aircraft continue to launch air strikes against targets in the Syrian province of Aleppo.

Moscow has released footage of attacks on what it described as ‘extremist’ installations.

An oil depot in Aleppo province was hit along with a ‘militant’ base in Latakia and an ISIL command post in Idlib.

As the UN urges Moscow to halt bombing Aleppo, a fresh war of words between Russia and the US has broken out.

The Russian Defence Ministry accused Washington of sending two A-10 attack aircraft to strike ‘objects’ in the city and then blamed Russia for the assault.

Russia Claims That US A-10s, Not Russian Jets Bombed Aleppo Yesterday https://t.co/YIGQ17QKtJpic.twitter.com/S2k1o6tqza

— The Interpreter (@Interpreter_Mag) February 11, 2016

United States officials have denied any US aircraft have been operational around Aleppo.

As Pressure Mounts On Aleppo, Russia Conducts Air Strikes Across Syria https://t.co/TccpVzYeOipic.twitter.com/IFwdQpaLC3

— James Miller (@Millermena) February 5, 2016

The recent upsurge in violence has left 500 people dead and forced 40,000 to flee and head for the nearby Turkish border, according to the UN.

Fleeing #Russia-n air strikes towards Turkish borders. #SyrianRefugeespic.twitter.com/FPrNMj6FFh

— Rami (@RamiAlkhatib) February 6, 2016

Inside the city, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are delivering food and water as the city’s sanitation system has been destroyed and rebel supply routes cut off by the Syrian army advance.

During the past few days, food for 10,000 families has been delivered to Aleppo: https://t.co/xoqCf6SgED#Syriapic.twitter.com/TU18DRasov

— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) February 11, 2016

In an ever confusing picture of violence Kurdish fighters have taken advantage of Russian air power and occupied territory abandoned by the Syrian opposition.

#Syria rebels lose new ground to #Kurds, regime https://t.co/vRCl4PyhB3pic.twitter.com/rg396bk4CA

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) February 8, 2016

The bloody land grab around Aleppo looks set to intensify.

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