Three civilians were reported wounded following an airstrike with a phosphorous bomb attack in Ariha, Idlib, according to local media sources – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible for the attack.
Smart News, who also reported the attack to be a phosphorous bomb attack, stated that “six more raids took place in the city, injuring three civilians and causing “significant damage” to buildings and property.”
Whilst the majority of sources reported that it was a “suspected Russian” attack, Orient News stated: “the regime’s aircraft carried out raids with incendiary phosphorus bombs.”
Syrian Network for Human Rights, who attributed responsibility for the event with Russian forces, reported that a missile was fired on the Post Office in Ariha.
It should be noted that not all sources referred to the phosphorous attack, some only mentioned airstrikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between March 1st – 31st 2017.