Russian Aircraft Brings Back 120 Nationals from Gaza

Tue Dec 05 2023
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MOSCOW: A chartered aircraft has brought back 120 Russian citizens evacuated from the conflict hit Gaza Strip to Moscow, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said on Monday.

A ministry statement on the social media platform, telegram, said 30 children were among those on board the Ilyushin-76 aircraft that arrived in Moscow.

The Emergencies Ministry has so far brought back more than 880 Russian nationals home in nine flights.

Earlier, Six Thai captives who were freed by Hamas arrived back in the kingdom on Monday.

Since October 7, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported a staggering toll of 16,000 Palestinians killed, including over 6,500 children and more than 4,000 women, with an additional 41,136 wounded.

The conflict has left an estimated 1.8 million people displaced in Gaza, representing three-quarters of the population. The Israeli military reported conducting around 10,000 airstrikes, while more than 11,500 rockets were fired at Israel since the conflict began.

The Israeli air and ground strikes have also caused extensive damage to buildings, including hospitals, mosques, and churches.

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