Local media reported that six civilians including two children died and up to 30 more non-combatants were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Atareb, which reportedly struck an aid convoy and several nearby camps for displaced people.
On August 3rd 2016, Syrian News Desk reported that “Six civilians killed most of them are truck drivers and others injured, after Russian warplanes targeted a convoy of cars and trucks carrying food and detergent, near the city of al Atareb which is under the control of the opposition of the western Aleppo countryside.”
According to Zamanalwsal, more than 20 civilians were wounded in the attack. Furthermore, it reported that the convoy was traveling from the direction of Turkey.
Syrian Press Center added that including the attack on the convoy, displaced people camps in the same vicinity were raided. It said that, “warplanes carried out targeted airstrikes with missiles and cluster bombs on a camp for displaced people near the town of Atareb”.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pointed towards Russia, reporting that two camps were struck: one located between Hama and Maarat Al Atarib and another between Maarat Al Ararib and Atareb. This reportedly resulted in the death of two children, the injury of 30 other people, and the burning of tents.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Kamel Ali Hadid Age unknown named by VDC
- Ahmed Hassan Sadeq Age unknown named by VDC killed
- Abdul Razzaq Said Age unknown named by VDC killed
- Hussein Ahmed Youssef Age unknown named by VDC killed
- Mustafa Said Child named by VDC killed
- Abdul Alraahman Age unknown named by VDC killed
- Saleh Khalid Al-Izzi Age unknown a fighter, named by VDC killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st – 10th 2016.