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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The bloody land grab around Aleppo looks set to intensify.