Up to six civilians, including two Civil Defence members, were killed, and as many as five were wounded as alleged Russian warplanes struck Tarmala, Idlib, local media reported.
Smart News Agency, who cited local activists, said that a Russian missile targeted the Civil Defense team as they were approaching a military headquarters in the village that had been struck by the Russian warplanes. Reportedly, the warplanes then carried out a double strike.
The death toll spanned from one to six, the highest reported by the Syrian Civil Defence and Step News Agency. Multiple sources reported the death of Ahmed Haitham Al Taha, a Civil Defence volunteer, while others also identified a second Civil Defence fatality, an 18-year old paramedic.
At least one and as many as five were wounded, including members of the Civil Defence. Step News added that children and women also were wounded.
Additionally, the Smart News Agency reported that Russia had struck Tarmala by firing missiles from warships in the Mediterranean. According to Al Latamna Youth Group, cluster bombs had also had been used.
Finally, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that two Civil Defence ambulances also were struck, and rendered inoperable.
All known sources pointed to Russia as responsible.
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.