The Violations Documentation Center reported that six civilians, including one female and five children, were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on As Sukhna.
Activist Alamawi Omer published what he said was an account of the attack: “This morning at eight thirty in the morning the brutal Russian Air Force threw a barrage of rockets. This unleashed death, destruction and devastation on the city of Sukhna, as a result of which the child Mohammad Qasim al Hamid was killed and two daughters of Hussein al Khaleef al A’in. Mr Shihab Allafi and his wife and grandchildren were injured. The children were buried in a cemetery in the city.”
According to Jisr TV, the civilian deaths came after Russian jets “raided by mistake a convoy of regime troops” in the city.
Six civilians were eventually listed as killed.
The incident occured at approximately 8:30 am local time.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Daughter of Hosain al-Khlaif al-Ein 1 Child female Named by VDC killed
- Daughter of Hosain al-Khlaif al-Ein 2 Child female Named by VDC killed
- Wife of Hosain al-Khlaif al-Ein Adult female Named by VDC killed
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Reports of the incident mention the town of As Sukhnah, for which the generic coordinates are: 34.8848748, 38.8711739. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
Original strike reports
Russia reported that “In the course of the last week, November 26 – December 4, the Russian aircraft have performed 431 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase making pinpoint strikes on 1458 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah provinces.”