Between three and four civilians were killed and up to five others were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery strikes on February 16, 2022.
According to the Syrian Civil Defense, four civilians were killed and two others were injured in artillery shelling of a fuel market and the outskirts of the widow camp near the town of Tarmanin. The shelling caused large fires and the White Helmets worked to put out the fires and search for survivors – the rescue efforts took four continuous hours and required the participation of 10 firefighting teams.
A tweet from @ShahbaPress identified the four victims killed in the strikes as being members of one family, including two brothers. Euphrates Post named three of the civilians killed: Ahmed Hajj Hussein Fakher, Khaled Hajj Hussein Fakher, Fahd Ahmed Shahoud from Sarmin City. The source added that the fourth person could not be identified because their body was charred.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number of civilians killed at “at least three people” and that the number of deaths was likely to rise. Zaman Al Wasl reported that five people were injured, with some of them from the same family. Macro Media Center added that those that were injured had varying degrees of injuries and El Dorar identified those injured as being fuel tanker drivers.
Syrian Civil Defense also provided details that the shelling occurred in the Hazra area located between the town of Termanin and the city of Dana. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the fuel market that was bombed belonged to “Watad petrol company” and Zaman Al Wasl identified the “widows camp” as being Al-Domani camp for the displaced.
One of the White Helmets named Tawfiq described feeling helpless following the bombing and describes a similar incident six years ago when fuel tanks were bombed.
Sources were conflicted as to whether the regime or Russia were responsible for the bombing, with @IdlibPlus attributing the strikes to the regime while the Syrian Civil Defense blamed both Russia and the regime and Al Modon News assigned responsibility to Russia. Euphrates Post identified “Krassenbul laser” missiles as being used in the attack.
Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the fuel market was under the control of Hay’at Tahrir al Sham and that the fuel was stored in tanks and ground-level warehouses.
The incident occured in the morning.