One civilian, allegedly a child, was killed by an Assad or Russian waged assault in the town of Harasta, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.
According to local reports, the incident in Harasta 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.
Multiple sources mentioned that one civilian was killed, who, according to SOHR, was a child.
The Damascus Media Center published images of how smoke from the airstrikes rose from, what they reported, were residential buildings.
While most sources reported about aerial shelling, Masrawy News reported that in addition to the airstrikes, 15 surface-to-surface missiles had also been launched in several towns, including Harasta.
Almost all sources, including Masrawy News and SOHR, attributed blame to the Syrian regime. However, Russian culpability cannot be excluded as LCCSY pointed to both “Russian and Assad raids”.
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.