6 killed in Airstrike on Village in Aleppo Province, Belgian F-16 Jets in Area

6 killed in Airstrike on Village in Aleppo Province, Belgian F-16 Jets in Area
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:38:51

At least six people were killed in an airstrike on a village in northern Syria’s Aleppo province, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that two Belgian F-16 combat jets were operating in the area.

According to information handed over to the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria by the local council of the Syrian city of Afrin, the village of Hassadjek suffered an air attack in which six people died and four more were injured.

The Russian Defense Ministry stressed that neither Russian nor Syrian air forces were carrying out any missions in the area.

At the same time, the ministry said that Russian data recorders detected two Belgian F-16 fighter jets in the area within the specified time, RT reports.

Russian and Syrian air forces halted airstrikes in Aleppo from 0700 GMT Tuesday for a 48-hour humanitarian pause.

“We are expecting statements from the US State Department that would strongly condemn the attacks on civilian facilities and the killing of civilians.

 Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova calling on Washington to weigh in on the suspected coalition airstrike.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the ceasefire comes ahead of schedule.

The humanitarian pause to allow civilians to leave Aleppo and for the delivery of aid to the city was initially scheduled to start on Thursday and to last for eight hours.

 

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