Six people were reported killed at Balyoun due to warplane shelling. VDC named one woman as a victim of the strike.
Smart News later posted a video showing a civilian clear-up operation in the village. One witness noted: “Here there were six martyrs, two from the village of Balian and four displaced from Sahil Al Ghab. Are these the terrorists? There were two women, two children and two older men over 60 or 70 years old. We don’t have any armed elements either in the bombed area or outside of it. Russian planes are using around 8 bombs for each raid. We could tell it was Russian planes via some sources. The pilot was speaking Russian.”
Another witness said “I suddenly saw a red line descend from the sky to the ground. It struck just 100 meters this way and then they came back and struck this way killing lots of people.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Wife of Ibraheem al-Jassem Adult female VDC says she is from Badria but killed in Balyoun due to Russian shelling. killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia reported a total of 22 lethal sorties for October 8th 2015, although made no mention of Idlib governorate.