In a missile strike which allegedly hit a school in Sa’lo, between five and 11 civilians were killed, and ten civilians were injured, local media reported. Sources all blamed Russian warplanes for the alleged strikes, with only one source, The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), blaming unspecified airstrikes.
Despite sources giving nine as the highest number of civilian deaths reported, there were 11 named civilian casualties from various sources, suggesting highs of 11 civilian deaths. Four of these were men, two women and two children.
Only one source specified how many people were injured, with most saying “some” or “others” were wounded. However, UNOCHA reported that ten civilians were thought to have been injured.
According to local media, the school was housing internally displaced people, most of them women and children. However, one source alleged that a school teacher was also killed in the raid, suggesting therefore that the building was possibly still used as a school.
Euphrates Post announced that the town was “completely free of Daesh” when the vicinity was struck.
Two sources reported that a “phosphorous bombardment” occurred.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Mr Mohammed Al-Jassim 60 years old male killed
- The wife of Mohammed al-Jassem Adult female killed
- Mohamed El Ghannam El Mulla Age unknown male killed
- Haidar al-Razzaq 40 years old killed
- Mr. Farah Al-Saeed Adult male killed
- Farhoud Al Musleh Al-Jasim 40 years old male killed
- Sulaiman Al-Houran Adult male a pharmacist killed
- Daughter of Obeid al Daif 1 Child female killed
- Daughter of Obeid al Daif 2 Age unknown female killed
- The wife of Saleh Al Obeid Adult female killed
- Nasra al-Bakhit Age unknown killed