24 civilians were killed in Al-Bab on Thursday as the Turkish Army and Turkish Airforce continued their three-month long bombardment on the eastern Aleppo city.
Sadly, the collateral damage included 11 children, 8 women and 5 men, all non-combatants trapped inside the Islamic State controlled city amid on ongoing siege.
The state-funded Syrian news agency SANA published the story based on local sources which could not be independently verified by Al-Masdar News; nevertheless, the government outlet stressed that most shells struck residential neighborhoods indiscriminately in what could be considered a massacre.
Previously, ISIS has also published footage from the city showing the deadly aftermath of Turkish attacks on the city.
Over 400 civilians have died in the battle for Al-Bab while the Turkish Army and aligned Syrian rebels are still trying to definitively break through ISIS’ defenses in the city.
According to the rebel-friendly Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 34 civilians were killed in Al-Bab on Thursday alone.