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The high price of Russian bombs in Syria

Russia’s use of blind aerial bombings could win the war in Syria cheaply, yet at a great cost.
Men inspect the damage at a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on a busy market place in the town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah  - RTX1WDXG
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As Russia increases its air attacks in Syria, the civilian death toll continues to rise.

“Destruction caused by Russian air attacks is enormous," Furkan Azre of Idlib told Al-Monitor during a recent phone conversation. "These attacks are openly targeting civilians. They are randomly bombing towns without distinguishing between fighters and civilians."

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