One adult male civilian, named by the Violations Documentation Center, died and up to 11 more people were wounded in an airstrike on Efis in Idlib, local media reported. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though several attributed the event to the Assad regime. These reports put the death count at one, with an unspecified number more wounded – including women and children.
Halab Today and Qasioun were among reports pointing to Moscow. According to @ShahbaPress, there were “martyrs and 11 wounded civilians, including women and children, in Russian raids on the village of Efis“.
However, two sources (LCCSY and Syrian Press Center) blamed regime warplanes.
SND reported that “formal warplanes” carried out strikes “vacuum missiles”. Further to this, Halab Today also reported “Russian aerial bombing with cluster bombs and vacuum missiles”. Quasion News reported precisely ” three air raids” and “stereo-chemistry rockets loaded with cluster bombs.” More than one source reported the use of stereo-chemistry rockets.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdullah Yasin Ammam Adult male named by VDC killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between August 20th – 31st 2016.