At least two civilians were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery and missile strikes on Ariha on August 7, 2021.
Zaman Al Wasl reported that “two civilians were injured, one of them in a serious condition, this afternoon, Saturday, as a result of intense artillery and missile shelling by the regime forces, which targeted residential neighborhoods and the outskirts of the city of “Jericho” in the western countryside of Idlib.” They also added that “the city of “Ariha” includes a large number of displaced families from the countryside of Idlib, Hama and Aleppo, in addition to new families who were displaced in recent weeks from the Jabal al-Zawiya area, south of Idlib governorate, due to the escalation of the regime forces and Russia and the perpetration of massacres against civilians.
Syrian Civil Defense also identified two civilians as being injured. @ShahbaPress and @syr_television both tweeted that civilians were injured but did not provide a toll of how many were injured.
Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes, with the majority attributing the strikes to the regime while @rahhalahmad06 blamed Russia. In addition, “Enab Baladi’s correspondent in Idlib reported today, Saturday, August 7, that the regime forces and Russia targeted the outskirts of the city of Idlib this morning, to return and bombard residential neighborhoods in Ariha, after a continuous bombing campaign since the beginning of last June.”
The incident occured in the afternoon.