Between five and eight civilians, including children and women, were killed and several were left injured following airstrikes and/or artillery shelling in Jazraya, Aleppo, local media reports, though the exact circumstances were unclear.
Most sources reported that one family had been killed, including one man, one woman and three to five children, though sources varied on the exact number of fatalities. Baladi News additionally reported that the rest of the family had been seriously injured.
Among the reports, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that “at least seven civilians from the same family, including three children and two women, killed as Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bomb on Jazraya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on February 1, 2018.”
Like SN4HR, several sources, including HalabTodayTV, Baladi News and al-Araby, apportioned blame to the Syrian regime. Many of those reports added that the regime had bombed the city with explosive barrels launched from helicopters. Thiqa News Agency’s correspondent said that “dozens of barrels of explosives” had been dropped.
However, Russia’s culpability cannot be ruled out as the majority of the reports identify Russia as responsible for the aerial shelling.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.