A 16-year-old boy reportedly died in an airstrike on his home in Khan al Shiekh, according to local media – though sources were unclear whether the strike was carried out by Russia or the Syrian regime.
Syrian News Desk reported that the victim was “a boy aged 16, who was a soccer player in the patrols that take place in Western Ghouta. He died overnight, after Russian warplanes struck his family home in the town of Khan al Sheikh. His home, on the outskirts of the town, was inhabited by civilians. Other family members were injured, one seriously”.
However, Al Jazeera blamed the regime, while Smart pointed to the regime and Russia, reporting the death of one child and injury of several other civilians.
According to Alamawi, “Russian warplanes carried out two raids”.
A number of other sources referred only to “warplanes”. According to Step News Agency, for example, “two people were injured due to three warplanes raids targeted the farmlands in Khan Al-Sheih”.
ALsakralmuktrb put the death toll at one but added that “many” others were wounded.
A report by Almaghrib Today said that “two women and a child were hit”, but didn’t give any further details as to their casualty status.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 2016.