At least 80 killed and hundreds injured in drone attack on Syria military college
On August 10, 2020, it was reported that at least 80 people had been killed and hundreds more injured in an airstrike on a military college in Aleppo, Syria. The attack was reportedly carried out by two Iranian-made drones allegedly operated by a group affiliated with the rebel Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Syrian and Russian military sources both blamed the attack on ISIL, while US President Donald Trump blamed Iran.
The strike occurred in the early hours of August 10, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s Officer Academy in western Aleppo. Reports from the ministry of defense cited 80 people dead and 83 injured, many of them critically. Although exact figures are uncertain, it is believed that the majority of those killed were military personnel. The strike also damaged several military buildings as well as several nearby residential neighborhoods.
According to reports, the attack has been widely condemned by the international community. The Syrian government has demanded that the UN Security Council take all necessary steps to bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure that such strikes do not occur again.