Five named women – and possibly a girl – died in an alleged Russia or Assad regime air or artillery strike on al Yadouda in the central countryside of Daraa, according to local media.
According to Orient News, “Russian aircraft targeted the town of Al-yadouda in the countryside of Daraa Gharbi with several air strikes, killing five martyrs, including women and children, in addition to wounding dozens more, some of whom were left in a serious condition”.
Omar Balki5 tweeted that “a woman and a girl died and a large number of people were wounded, mostly children, from the targeting of the town [al Yadouda] by the Russian warplanes”.
However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the regime, reporting that “a girl and a woman died in when Syrian regime warplanes (allies) missiles fired on al Yadoda town in Daraa governorate western suburbs, February 18, 2017.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that both Russia and the regime had carried out strikes with “warplanes and helicopters” – in addition to “shelling by regime forces”.
Some other sources, including AlJazeera, put the death toll at six.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Ghaida Mohammed Al-Talaji Age unknown female killed
- Duaa Mohammed Al-Talaji Age unknown female killed
- Elham Mohammed Al-Talaji Age unknown female killed
- Bisan Mohammed al-Talaji Age unknown female killed
- Hossam al-Soudi Age unknown female killed