Up to six civilians, including two children, were killed and as many as 24 more were wounded following air or artillery or mortar strikes targeting Douma, Damascus, local sources reported. Sources, however, were unclear as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime carried out the strikes.
Sources reported the death of between one and six civilians, and all six victims were identified by name, including two children.
One of the victims, Hassan al-Mahash, was reportedly a media activist for the Civil Defence. Another victim, Al Haj Mohammad Deeb Muhi al Deen Sariyou, reportedly died on December 13th 2016 from wounds sustained during the strikes on December 11th.
SMO News and Zamanalwasl reported that Douma was targeted by both warplanes, mortar shelling, artillery and land-to-land missiles, inflicting heavy damage on civilian infrastructure.
The majority of the sources blamed the Syrian regime while a few attributed the strike to Russia.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Mustafa al Tinawi Child male killed
- Mohammed al-Tinawi Child male killed
- Hassan al-Mahash Adult male killed
- Mohammed Berghash Adult male killed
- Kassem Ramadan Age unknown male killed
- Al Haj Mohammad Deeb Muhi al Deen Sariyou Age unknown male Died the following days due the his wounds caused by this event's airstrikes killed
Sources (19) [ collapse]
Syrian Regime Assessment:
Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.
On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”