As many as seven civilians, including a child and three women, were killed and up to dozens were wounded following Assad or Russian-waged aerial shelling of Zamalaka, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local sources reported.
According to local reports, the incident in Zamalaka was one out of many that day in eastern Ghouta. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), this was the “most bloody day in Syria in the latest few weeks” referring to the bombardments of eastern Ghouta.
Reports spanned from three to seven fatalities, the highest reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), who added that one child and three women were among the killed.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported the death of “at least four civilians, including a woman and her daughter.” Additionally, Irafa Sawtak published a photo of a father carrying his the body of his daughter.
Damascus Media Center was the only source who identified one of the victims by name as the adult man, Mahmoud Idris.
While few reports mentioned the number of wounded, Alaa Ahmad tweeted that the toll reached “dozens”.
It remains unclear who is to blame. Even though most sources identified the Syrian regime as responsible, including SOHR and SN4HR, Russian culpability cannot be excluded as Local Coordination Committees of Syria pointed to both “Russian and Assad raids”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Mahmoud Idris Adult male killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.