Between two and five civilians including between one and two children and a woman were killed and as many as dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Salheen, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russian warplanes or explosive barrels dropped from Assad regime helicopters caused the casualties.
The lowest death count was given as two by Jisrtv, who blamed Russia.
The majority of other sources, including LCCSY, Syrian Press Center, Chamtimes and @SYR_REV_NEWS also attributed the event to Moscow – putting the death count at five civilians. According to Syrian Press Center, one of the fatalities was a child. LCCSY added that “dozens were also wounded”.
However, the Smart News Agency said that this was the work of regime warplanes; while some other sources (Alyementoday, @aleppopress and @shahed_alep) blamed explosive barrels dropped from helicopters.
A report by Alyementoday said that “a woman and two children from the same family died when explosive barrels were dropped on explosive barrels on areas in the Salheen neighbourhood”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between August 20th – 31st 2016.