Nine civilians including four women and five children were killed in an airstrike on the village of Mraand, according to multiple sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether the attack was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.
The Shaam News Network said that eight non-combatants died as a result of a Russian missile targeting the village. It added that there were four consecutive strikes, two of them targeting civilian homes and killing women and children, while the other two strikes were on the outskirts of the village.
According to SNN: “Jisr Al Shoughour and its countryside suffer a near daily campaign of aerial bombing and missile by Russian warplanes targeting the city and towns and areas adjacent to the Mountain of the Kurds in the western rural areas of Jisr Al Shoughour.”
The White Helmets took the injured to medical points, although SNN said this proved difficult due to a lack of available ambulances and equipment required to lift heavy debris. The Violations Documentation Centre also listed the victims as having died in Russian shelling.
But in a short news item the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime, putting the death toll at eight including three women and five children.
Nine victims were named by the Violations Documentation Centre.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Rafa Mezweq Adult female killed
- Ahmad Mezweq Child male killed
- Ahlam Mezweq Child killed
Family members (4)
- Adnan Hussain Haj Kheder Child male killed
- Wife of Hussain Haj Kheder Adult female killed
- Daughter of Hussain Haj Kheder 1 Child female killed
- Daughter of Hussain Haj Kheder 2 Child female killed
- Amount Murad Adult female killed
- Hala Mohammad Adult female killed
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has published no known record of its strikes in Syria between December 4th-8th.