Two civilians died and at least five more were wounded in an airstrike on the road leading to the neighborhood of Ramousa, south of of the city of Aleppo, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime. However, the majority of sources pointed to the regime. Reports said that a car or bus or “gathering of vehicles” were struck.
LCCSY and the Step News Agency blamed Russia for the strike, with LCCSY putting the death toll at two.
All other sources also said that there were two fatalities, though added that civilians were also wounded in the attack. But the Smart News Agency was among many sources attributing the event to the regime. It reported that “two civilians died and nine more were injured when their car was targeted”. According to Baladi, “at least a dozen civilians were injured following intense shelling by Assad’s forces on the road to Ramousa”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that “barrel bombs had been dropped on to the road from helicopters”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdul Latif Mustafa Abtini Adult male a fighter, named by SyrianNews Desk killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between August 20th – 31st 2016.