Up to four civilians, including one woman, were killed and several more were wounded, following an airstrike and/or artillery attack on Dhiban, Deir Ezzor, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were to blame.
While some sources reported the death of two civilians, several sources reported a total death of four fatalities – one woman and three men – all identified by name.
Reports were, however, conflicted in terms of what caused the civilian harm, reporting about both airstrikes and artillery shelling.
Like most sources, Amjad Al Sari, for example, reported that “Russian aviation targeted the town of Dhiban with several air raids focused on the municipality building and a bakery, which led to the rise of civilian martyrs and the fall of a number of wounded.”
Meanwhile, sources like The Syrian Network for Human Rights apportioned blame to “Syrian regime artillery.”
Finally, others attributed blame to warplanes belonging to the Syrian regime.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st - 31st 2017.