Five civilians, including two children and one woman, were killed along with “dozens” wounded as Douma in eastern Ghouta, Damascus, was subject to alleged Assad or Russian-waged aerial and artillery shelling, local media reported.
The shelling, which hit densely populated residential areas, reportedly caused much civilian harm and damage. Orient News’ correspondent reported how both heavy air and artillery shelling had killed five civilians, starting fires and destroying homes and other properties.
Several sources mentioned the death of five civilians. Jsirtv, Shaam News Network and @SCDrifdimashq added that two children and one woman were among the fatalities. All five fatalities were identified by name by @SCDrifdimashq.
Tawfiq_Suhaib, who counted around 15 air-to-ground missiles, said that “dozens” of civilians were left wounded.
Shaam News Network noted both air and artillery shelling and added that the so-called “Phil” surface-to-ground missiles were launched. According to Yasser Doumani, the shelling had taken place during the night.
Only a few sources identified the responsible, and those who did were conflicted. Orient News pointed to the Syrian regime while Local Coordination Committees of Syria blamed Russia.
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.