Footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry shows what Russia says is an explosion after airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force on an Islamic State armored vehicles revetment and fuel depot in Idlib province, Syria, on Oct.15, 2015.
Russia's Defense Ministry—Reuters
October 19, 2015 10:17 AM EDT

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…

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