Russian Airstrikes Bringing Destruction to Syria, Residents Say

Mideast Syria

Russian airstrikes are doing little to help ordinary Syrians, residents of the war-torn country's northwest told NBC News.

Locals say they have grown used to seeing "a swarm" of up to six planes carrying out as many as 10 strikes per day in western Idlib province since Moscow started bombing earlier this month, emergency response volunteer Mohammed Khdeir said.

The 23-year-old, who lives in Jisr al Shughour, said rescue operations were being carried out every day in the area.

"Airstrikes are daily whether it's Syrian or Russian," Khdeir said. "Russian strikes are also more powerful, and their area of destruction is bigger compared to the Syrian air force."

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