A child died from his wounds on May 21st from an air and artillery strike on Saqba, according to local sources. As many as four civilians were reportedly wounded in this raid. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some attributed blame to Russia, while others pointed to the Syrian regime.
An image of the injured child was published on the day of the strike by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, but it was later reported that he died from his wounds – which were extensive.
Similarly, sources reported that Civil Defence workers pulled injured civilians from the rubble and their wounds were severe therefore the death toll was likely to rise.
On the day of the strike itself there were no reported casualties.
Aksalsear reported that missiles were used in the raid, however, Aleitihadpress alleged that artillery and rocket fire were to blame.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Tawfiq al-Khatib Child male died due to his wounds on the 21st killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any specific strikes between May 1st - 31st 2017.