Four or five civilians, including women and children, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Shalakh, northern Idlib countryside, in the evening of February 27th, 2020, according to local sources.
Shaam News Network reported that the airstrikes occurred in the evening. Activists told Shaam that “Russian warplanes targeted civilian homes in the village of Shalakh in the northern countryside of Idlib, leaving a massacre of five civilians: four women and a girl”, which were pulled from underneath the rubble by Syrian Civil Defence volunteers.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights also reported that four women and one child were killed in Russian airstrikes, adding that most of the victims were part of the same family.
An employee from the media office of the Directorate of Civil Defence in Idlib reported the deaths of four civilians, including two children and a woman, and the injury of a man, possibly a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer.
Whereas most sources pointed to Russia as the belligerent, Step News Agency stated the Syrian regime had been responsible for the airstrike.
The incident occured in the evening.