Alleged Russian or Assad-waged airstrikes killed two brothers in al-Mayadeen, local media reported.
DeirEzzor24 reported “an aerial bombardment of the city of Al-Mayadim in the eastern suburb of Deir Al-Azur with an explosive barrel and guided missiles on 4 October 2017,” without appointing blame.
Most sources agreed that the strike had killed two brothers. However, their names were not spelt the same way among the reports, as they were identified as either Hamad Maher al-Tawfiq al-Ali and Ahmed Maher Tawfiq Al-Ali Al-Hamad or Mohammad Maher Al Ali Al-Hamad and Ahmed Maher Al-Ali Al-Hamad.
Due to the similarities in the names, it is Airwars’ assessment that only two men died, and not four as the different names could indicate.
Sources were also unclear as to whether who carried out the strike. While sources such as Euphrates Post and Syrian Human Rights Committee pointed to Russia, Almanarnews and AJA_Syria identified the Syrian regime as the culprit. Meanwhile, Enab Baladi attributed blame to both.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st - 31st 2017.