News media reported that three or four children were killed – and more than 20 injured in Russian warplanes allegedly struck the Abu Alaa Al Ma’ari Elementary School for Boys in Ma’art Al-Nu’man. One video appears to show Russian aircraft over the city that day.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the warplanes struck during school hours in the morning, when hundreds of pupils were present. Both SN4HR and The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at three. The Observatory also reported that no less than 15 non-combatants were injured and that the death toll was predicted to rise.
SN4HR put the number of injured even higher at least 20 and said many were students. One witness told Baladi News: “We’re at a school here. Russian planes came and bombed. Three kids in 10th grade were killed, and there are many cases of severed limbs. Putin, Bashar what have these kids done to you?“
The VDC named three victims.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Qosai Mahmoud Fatouh Child male aged 12 years killed
- Tahseen Yehya al-Sabouh Child male aged 15 years killed
- Tahseen Yehya al-Sabouh Child male aged 14 years killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has published no details of its Syria airstrikes for the period November 13th-16th 2015 inclusive.