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Russia: The blood of our soldiers is on USA, Britain and France

The Russian Ministry of Defence has strongly condemned a deadly attack on a Russian mobile hospital in Aleppo, blaming the USA, the UK and France. On 5 December a Russian mobile hospital was hit by mortar fire, killing a female Russian medical worker and injuring other workers and civilians. In the video statement a ministry spokesman blames the attack on insurgents of the opposition, not al-Nusra militants encircled by the Syrian army in eastern Aleppo. Dec 6, 2016
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Russia: The blood of our soldiers is on USA, Britain and France

The Russian Ministry of Defence has strongly condemned a deadly attack on a Russian mobile hospital in Aleppo, blaming the USA, the UK and France. On 5 December a Russian mobile hospital was hit by mortar fire, killing a female Russian medical worker and injuring other workers and civilians. In the video statement a ministry spokesman blames the attack on insurgents of the opposition, not al-Nusra militants encircled by the Syrian army in eastern Aleppo. Dec 6, 2016
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Thousands of civilians flee rebel-held Aleppo amid devastating bombing

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that at least 124 people were killed in one day (26 November) during the 14-day-long assault by the Syrian army on the eastern part of rebel-hold Aleppo. It said at least 40 of the dead were civilians. Thirty members of pro-Assad forces were killed in the clashes, including those belonging to militias loyal to Damascus. Nov 28, 2016
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Hundreds of mannequin limbs block entrance to Russian embassy in protest of Aleppo air strikes

On 3 November activists from The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK blocked the entrance to the Russian Embassy in London to protest the bombing over Aleppo. Two activists chained themselves to the embassys gates, while a few dozen others have laid out 800 white mannequins limbs to represent the victims of the Russian and Syrian air strikes over the city. According to rights group Syrian Network for Human Rights, in October 2016 alone 1106 civilians were killed with 791 reportedly at the hands of the Assad regime and Russian forces. Nov 4, 2016