Three or four civilians including a member of the civil defence and a child died and as many as 12 more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on an ammunition depot on the outskirts of Darkoush, local media reported.
According to the Step News Agency, “Three people have been killed and others injured in explosions in weapons depots in Darkoush town of Edlib western countryside”. It blamed Russian warplanes.
The White Helmets reported that one of their volunteers, Ahmad Abdul Hamid Qubba, died “while inspecting successive explosions in the town of Darkoush this morning [Oct 31st] caused by terrorist shelling from Russia and Assad forces.”
The White Helmets gave further information on the victim: “The martyr Ahmad Abdul Hamid Qubba joined the Syrian Civil Defense on 1/3/2015. Ahmad was an active and loving element of their work. He lost his mother, niece and cousin in a regime airstrike on Darkush in 2015. In the wake of the attacks on the city of Idlib, Ahmed applied for transfer to the bridge of Shughour, to provide services there and to help civilians. Ahmad was martyred in his humanitarian work, in helping people and helping them, he was martyred days before his wedding.”
@IdlibPlus put the death toll “including a child and a volunteer in the Civil Defense”, adding that 12 more civilians were wounded in “a huge explosion in an ammunition depot on the outskirts of Darkoush town”. It said the cause of the explosion was unknown – most other sources blamed a Russian raid.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ahmad Abdul Hamid Qubba Adult male Volunteer in the White Helmets killed