Seven or eight civilians, including four children and between one and three women, were reportedly killed and more than twenty civilians, including women and children, were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on a popular market in the city of Saraqib on December 21st, 2019, according to local sources.
Syrian Civil Defence spokesperson Hassan Abu Al Fadi told SMART News Agency that “the regime’s warplanes launched a raid with three missiles, one of which was on the main market of the city, killing eight civilians, including four children and a woman, and wounding 25 others, including children, women and a member of the Civil Defense”. Step News Agency stated that Russian forces were responsible fo the incident.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that three out of the eight killed civilians were women.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that Mrs. Abir Al Daher, a biotechnology engineer, was killed while at work in a laboratory in the city.
The local time of the incident is unknown.