Between five and seven civilians were killed on airstrikes which struck Tawatha water crossing, according to local media. Almost all sources blamed Russian warplanes for the airstrikes, with others not attributing blame to a belligerent, but reporting on “warplanes” having been sighted.
Media reported that “two SU-25 fighters” were sighted in the vicinity. Marsad Al Hasaka also added that as many as seven were killed, and that the victims were displaced civilians, who suffered from serious burns due to the missile shelling.
The incident has been described by local sources as a “massacre”. The death toll was reportedly expected to rise due to the seriousness of some of the injures.
Allegedly, “similar raids took place in the villages of Al-Abbas, Salihiya and Al-Jabbara”.
7al News was the only source to specify that 14 civilians were injured in the strikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.