Unborn baby is among 14 people killed in 'Russian air strike' in northern Syria 

Mail Online | 8/17/2019 | Mark Nicol Defence Editor For The Mail On Sunday
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An unborn baby is believed to be among 14 people killed in a Russian air strike in northern Syria.

The foetus is said to have been blown from its mother’s womb when she was hit by shockwaves from a bomb blast, according to local reports.

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The corpse was recovered from the remains of a building in harrowing scenes recorded on smartphones and shared on social media.

While The Mail on Sunday has been unable to independently verify the distressing footage, respected international observers of the Syrian conflict are convinced it is genuine.

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Distraught aid workers also found the decapitated remains of a toddler following the strike in one of the country’s remaining rebel-held areas. A further 30 people are understood to have been injured in the blast on Friday in the town of Hass in Idlib province.

The attack has sparked calls for the international community to act against those responsible. More than 500 civilians are understood to have been killed in strikes launched by Russian and Syrian regime aircraft since April. However, the international community has appeared unwilling or unable to prevent such atrocities.

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