Four children (several from the same family) were killed when remnants of a cluster bomb exploded from a previous Russian raid on Zor Shamer on December 16th, according to local media. All sources blamed Russia for the raid. It is unclear when the initial strike occurred, however first reportage of these civilians deaths was 16th December 2017.
Step News Agency reported that “Four children killed and wounded by cluster bombs from air raids [by] #Russian warplanes in the village of Zor Shummer”. But it did not mention cluster remnants.
Many of the sources are carbon copies, however there is still sufficient evidence to identify Russia as likely having dropped the munitions which caused civilian harm.
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.