As many as six civilians, including one child, were killed and up to dozens were wounded as alleged Russian and/or Assad warplanes launched a series of air raids in Hamouriya in eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.
The strike, described by Local Coordination Committees of Syria, as “heavy night raids” hit a popular market and residential neighbourhoods, as reported by several media, including Orient News.
The death toll spanned from four to six. However, most sources agreed that the toll reached six, including one child, as reported by Damascus Media Center (DMC) and the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR). DMC identified the six fatalities by name.
At least two and as many as dozens civilians were wounded with many buried in the rubble, as several buildings were left completely destroyed.
It remains contested who carried out the strike. While SN4HR pointed to regime warplanes, Syrianoor pointed to Russia, while some other sources including al-Araby, pointed to shared Russian/Assad responsibility.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.