Up to eight civilians, including two children and two women, were killed and as many as 20 more were wounded in strikes allegedly carried out by either the Syrian regime or Russia in Khan Shakhoun, Idlib, local media reported.
Two airstrikes reportedly struck al-Shamali neighbourhood in Khan Shakhoun, killing up to eight civilians, including a family of five. Among the victims were two named children and women.
A civilian defence source told Zaman al-Wasl that “five civilians from one family were killed and others were wounded by air strikes with rocket-propelled grenades on the northern neighbourhood of Khan Shikhun.”
The strikes wounded at least two and as many as 20, local media said.
It is unclear who carried out the strikes, as sources pointed to both Russia and the Syrian regime.
It should be noted that this incident might have taken place on March 24th, as one single source, Smart News Agency, already on 24th reported about airstrikes killing nine civilians.
The incident occured around dawn.
The victims were named as:
Family members (5)
- Abdul Razzaq Maarati Age unknown male killed
- Mohammed Sadiq al-Maarati, Age unknown male killed
- Jamal bin Abdul Razzaq Ma'arati Age unknown male killed
- Dalal bint Abdul Razzaq al-Maarati Child female killed
- Ahmad bin Walid al-Maarati Child male killed
Sources (17) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between March 1st - 31st 2017.