Alleged Russian airstrikes killed up to eight civilians, including children and women, and wounded up to 40, including children, local media reported, after the town of Mishmishan, Idlib, was struck.
Ebaa News cited locals on the ground who told them how alleged Russian warplanes had “hovered around the area and then returned and carried out four violent raids, targeting both the health centre and the school in the vicinity of the town.”
Several sources reported that the raids had destroyed the local health centre and a school. An employee at the health centre told Ebaa News that “Russian raids deliberately targeted health centre, because of the services provided by the Center.”
Enab Baladi News said that among the eight fatalities were four children and two women. Meanwhile, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) who put the death toll at “at least five”, said that one child and one woman were among these.
The number of wounded spanned from around 12 to as many as 40. Ebba News, who reported about at least 12 wounded said that six of them were children. Enab Baladi reported as many as 40 wounded, which included a full team of volunteers, which according to Step News Agency entailed staff of the clinic and the auditors, including children.
Also, the Syria Civil Defence said that among the wounded was at least four civil defence volunteers.
All sources, who identified a culprit, pointed to Russia.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (16) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.