Local sources reported the killing of between four and 14 civilians, including children, and the wounding of up to 31 more in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on civilian areas of the city of Tafas.
Some sources reported that two more civilians succumbed to their wounds after treatment in medical facilities.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights was among several sources putting the death toll at four – though other sources said that the death toll had risen to 12 – and multiple reports named 11 victims. SN4HR attributed the civilian harm to “Syrian-Russian alliance warplanes”.
According to the Shaam News Network, “a horrific massacre took place in the city of Tafas in the village of Daraa after violent raids directly targeting civilian houses. The Civil Defence teams went to the targeted areas to work on lifting the rubble and transporting the martyrs and wounded to the field hospitals.
“The raids claimed the lives of more than nine martyrs and wounded many more, including women and children. There were very serious cases among those wounded, which meant that the death toll may well rise. Activists noted that a number of martyrs are still unidentified because their bodies were burnt”.
Most of the victims of the airstrike had reportedly fled earlier from violence in the city of Daraa.
Orient News gave the highest death count of 14 civilians with 31 more wounded.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Mahmoud Mohammed Kiwan Child male While most sources identified him as a child, the Syrian Network for Human Rights listed him as a nurse. killed
- Ahmed Aqil Al-Salkhadi Age unknown male killed
- Rashrash Sulaiman Abu Nokta Age unknown killed
- Khaled Samir Age unknown male killed
- Mu’ayyad Aqul Age unknown killed
- Khaled Ibrahim Age unknown male killed
- Ali Al-Saan Age unknown male killed
- Zakaria Osman Age unknown killed
- Abdel Majid Al-Masri Age unknown male killed