Between five and six civilians – four from the same family – were killed and at least two others were wounded by more than two airstrikes on the city of Khan Sheikhoun, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to whether the planes belonged to Russia or the regime. Most of those injured were reportedly in critical condition.
The majority of sources, including RadioAlKul and Smart News, attributed the strikes to regime forces while other sources, including Al Jazeera and the Shaam News Network blamed Russian forces.
Activists reported that the air raids targeted civilian home and resulted in the destruction of large buildings.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Mohammed Darwish Age unknown male named by VDC killed
- Hazem Mohammed Darwish Age unknown named by VDC killed
- Hassan Mohammed Darwish Age unknown male named by VDC killed
- Mohammed Waei Darwish Age unknown male named by VDC killed
- Imad Ahmad al Abdullah Age unknown named by VDC killed
Sources (23) [ collapse]
Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
On August 11th 2016, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that, "six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from the territory of the Russian Federation and carried out concentrated strikes with high-explosive fragmentation munitions on objects of the ISIS terrorist grouping located to the south-east, north, and north-west regions from the Raqqah city. A large weaponry, ammunition and POL storage located near the Raqqah city, a plant producing chemical munitions located in the north-western suburbs of the city, and a large ISIS terrorists’ training camp have been destroyed by the aviation strike." Further to this they added that "Terrorists have suffered significant material damage. A lot of insurgents have been eliminated." According to the report the bombers took off from Hmeymim airbase.