One man was killed and others injured, including a child, after an alleged airstrike by the Syrian government or Russia military in the village of Mhambel, in the western Idlib countryside on December 3rd 2021, according to local sources.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “Syrian regime forces helicopters dropped barrel bombs near Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Mhambel village in the western suburbs of Idlib governorate, killing Mohammad al Yahya and partially damaging the mosque.”
Mohammad was 45-years-old, according to Facebook user Wasim Alkhalaf.
Mohammad al Yahya was a shepherd, according to several sources. @HalabTodayTV and @Nabel_othman023 reported that the strike resulted in the death of a number of sheep.
Several sources, including @media_idlib, reported that a girl was also injured and that extensive damage was sustained to homes and properties.
@shahemsawafmo tweeted an image of an alleged barrel bomb that landed between civilian homes and failed to explode. It was subsequently disabled by professionals, according to the source.
Mostafa Taqeeqa, an apparent relative of the victim, said: “We belong to God and to Him we shall return. My cousin, Ahmed Muhammad Al-Yahya, passed away as a result of the targeting of the Assadi aviation of hatred.”
While most sources blamed Syrian goverernment barrel bombs for the casualties, Shaam reported that Russian warplanes were also present in the area. Artillery strikes were also carried out, according to the source.
Some sources stated the strike took place in the afternoon, others in the evening. Wasim Alkhalaf said the incident occurred at 16:37.
The incident occured in the afternoon.
- Mohammad al Yahya 45 years old male killed