As many as seven civilians, including one child, were killed an up to “dozens” more were wounded, local media reported, following alleged Russia or Assad-waged airstrikes on a road near Hadya, Aleppo.
Smart News Agency quoted activists who said that “warplanes likely to be Russian bombed vehicles on a road in the vicinity of Tal Hadiya village, killing seven civilians and injuring about 10 others.”
Many sources echoed that reporting, and most agreed that between two but most likely as many as seven civilians were killed. Fouad Hallak and the Syria Civil Defense published a picture of a child who was burned to death by the strikes
The number of wounded varied among the reports, with the highest toll reported by SDCAleppo who said that “dozens” were left wounded.
The strikes reportedly hit “the international road from Aleppo to Damascus near the town of Tel Hadiyya”, Edlib Media Center noted. Many sources reported that the cars that were hit, carried displaced persons.
Finally, while the large majority of the reports pointed to Russian culpability, the incident remains contested as according to Zaman al-Wasl, “aircraft of the military regime committed a massacre on the international road from Aleppo to Damascus near the town of Tal Hadiyya”.
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 February 1st - 28th 2018.