In what was largely reported as a regime attack, seven civilians including up to two children and two women died in an airstrike on al Hafez street, in Damascus’ Tishreen neighbourhood.
On February 20th, the Step News Agency reported: “Assad’s regime continued its military campaign on the eastern neighborhoods in the capital Damascus for the third consecutive day, while preventing the exit of civilians and the families from the Barza neighborhood and allowing the exit of school and university students only.
“The Step correspondent spoke of a Russian fighter carrying out a strike with guided missiles on Hafiz Street in the Tishreen neighborhood at about five minutes past nine o’clock on Monday February 20th. This led to the death of seven people, including two children and two women. Additionally, dozens more civilians were wounded – some critically, and were taken to nearby medical points for treatment”.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights also put the death toll at seven (including a child and a woman) – and blamed the regime – as did LCCSY.
However, Halab Today attributed the event to Russia.
The local time of the incident is unknown.