The body of a Russian woman teacher was recovered in Damascus on Saturday (October 13th) from the wreckage of the Soviet Cultural Centre which was severely damaged in an Israeli air raid on the Syrian capital.
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Background: The body of a Russian woman teacher was recovered in Damascus on Saturday (October 13th) from the wreckage of the Soviet Cultural Centre which was severely damaged in an Israeli air raid on the Syrian capital.
Mrs Alexandre Kalynitcheva was teaching Russian to a class of Syrian student when Israeli bombs struck the three storey cultural centre on Tuesday (October 9th).
Salbage workers found her body as they dug through the rubble. It was identified by the Russian Consul, Mr Oleg Fomin, who spoke to pressmen about Mrs Kalynitcheva's life. He said Mrs Kalynitcheva had fought with the Russian army in Germany during the Second World War and received a number of medals for bravery.
About one hundred people were killed in the Israeli air attack, including a Norwegian United Nations truce observer, his wife and daughter, and the wife of ??? Indian United Nations Agricultural official.
The Israeli attack was directed at the Syrian Military headquarters and centred on the residential section of Damascus, housing most of the foreign diplomatic missions. The Polish embassy, a hospital, s teachers' training institute and dozens of private homes were also damaged.
Israeli aircraft -- including helicopters -- bombed the Syrian capital again on Saturday (October 13th).