TOOWOOMBA teenager Oliver Bridgeman has been filmed in the ruins of Aleppo just minutes after a Russian air-strike.

Mr Bridgeman, who was schooled in Harristown, now works with charity group Live Updates from Syria.

His move to Syria last year amidst the civil war sparked suspicion that he was joining in the fighting, but he has denied that.

The teenager has since appeared in numerous videos promoting the group, many of which show him delivering aid.

Oliver Bridgeman among the ruins of Aleppo after a Russian airstrike.
Oliver Bridgeman among the ruins of Aleppo after a Russian airstrike. Contributed

Recently he was filmed narrowly avoiding Russian bombs while visiting the town of Latakia with well-known Muslim activist Tauqir "Tox" Sharif.

On Thursday the Muslim convert was interviewed about a bombing near a school and amid the ruins of what is thought to be the city of Aleppo.

Fighting began there in 2012 and has since devolved into a war of attrition between rebel groups and the Syrian government.

Oliver Bridgeman among the ruins of Aleppo after a Russian airstrike. Photo Contributed
Oliver Bridgeman among the ruins of Aleppo after a Russian airstrike. Photo Contributed Contributed

"We know for a fact that Russians have been targeting hospitals and schools," Mr Bridgeman said.

Shown walking through the rubble of concrete and iron sheeting, he described the situation.

"It (the bombing) happened at about 12.30pm so obviously people were still at school.

"Alhamd lillah (thanks be to Allah) it just hit our side. You can see a lot of destruction."



Brooms Head beach access decision explained

premium_icon Brooms Head beach access decision explained

Council proposes compromise for the community

Engineered for fun at South Grafton PS

premium_icon Engineered for fun at South Grafton PS

WATCH: Students take recycling to a whole new level

Truth about where you grew up

Truth about where you grew up

Research has revealed just how big an effect your suburb can have.

Local Partners