A 16-year-old boy was seen dangling from a building in Aleppo, Syria after him home was hit by an airstrike. The boy was later identified as Marouf. He was wearing a shirt that read, “Don’t shoot” as he dangled by his legs from the ruins of his home. At least 23 people were killed in airstrike that also wounded dozens in the village of Oweijel, just west of Aleppo, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Another monitoring group, the Local Coordination Committees, said the air raid was carried out by Russian warplanes and put the death toll at 30.
More than a dozen people were also killed in the Marjeh neighborhood in eastern Aleppo. The Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective, said those killed included 11 people with the same family name of Qabs ranging from a six-week-old baby girl to a 25-year-old man. The Observatory said at least 50 civilians, including 18 children, were killed in airstrikes on the eastern part of the city in the 24 hours before the Russian announcement.
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Dramatic footage shows boy dangling from the ruins of his home in the wake of an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. https://t.co/EEOgUoepMA pic.twitter.com/FdHazL18fB
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Also Monday, Syrian state media claimed 49 rebels were killed and wounded in fighting in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Saeed and Shurfa on the southern edges of Aleppo.