Between seven and 30 civilians were killed, and as many as 100 were estimated to be injured, following an alleged airstrike on an educational complex. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Almost all sources attributed blame to the Russian warplanes, whilst the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime. Enabbaladi only reported that “fighter jets” carried out the airstrikes.
An entire family including a man, woman and three children were killed when the missiles struck their home. According to Orient News, the civilians were mostly women and children.
According to local media, Al Jaish street was struck, which homed an educational complex named Al Moujama’a Al Tarbaoui, Al Baladya (bakery) and Al-Ameen Mosque.
Aljaish Street and its market were also reportedly caught in the raids, according to a local Twitter feed, @HadiAlabdallah. Allegedly the school was not being used as a school, but was housing hundreds of families of displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees. Residential housing was also struck, which led to the collapse of three buildings on the families of civilians.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 12 bombs were dropped on the vicinity. Another local source reported there were six raids in total.
Reportedly, civilians were being rescued from the rubble hours after the incident – and the death toll was expected to climb due to the severity of injuries.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Amer al-Basri Age unknown injured
- Khaldun al-Nur Adult male injured
- Wife of Khaldun al-Nur Adult female injured
- Bashar Amir al-Turki Al- Mohammed al-Zaher Age unknown killed
- Mohammad Tayssir Ali al Jajan Adult male died on the 12th due to wounds sustained in this raid killed
- Ali Khalifa al Faleh Adult male died on the 14th due to wounds sustained in this raid killed
- Omar al Turki Adult male from al Tiba, died on the 16th due to wounds sustained in this raid killed
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any specific strikes between March 1st - 31st 2017.