A shepherd was killed during the bombing on the outskirts of a “camp” – most likely for internally displaced people – in Al-Khamesiya. Sources all attributed blame to Russia for the strikes.
A source states that “the house of Fawaz al-Hamdan was bombed, and the house of Mohammed al-Ghafili, and Beit Hamoud al-Dashar… [as well as] bombing the morning on the outskirts of the camp”. This was all within the vicinity of Al-Khamesiya.
In unpublished Amnesty field notes shared with Airwars, it was reported that “Fifteen days ago [c July 11th] ‘the Russians’ started dropping barrel bombs [in the areas near Maadan]. The first barrel bomb attack on Maadan was one week ago [around 19 July]. We stayed in the area during the bombardment for three days but we ran to the fields. They would kill 50 civilians for one [member of] IS.”
There are no further details at this time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Dayes (Abu Jassim) Adult male killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between July 1st – 31st 2017.