Between three and five civilians, including at least one child, were killed as the town of Al Nashabiya, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, was subject to aerial, and possibly also artillery shelling, local media reported. Sources were unclear whether to blame Russia or the Syrian regime – or both.
As several sources reported, large parts of eastern Ghouta were subject to heavy shelling around February 19th, 2018. Enab Baladi reported that the joint Assad/Russian campaign “has intensified its bombing of warplanes and inflicted dozens of civilian casualties in the past three days”, including the town of Al Nashabiya.
Reports spanned from three to five civilian fatalities, and Step News Agency, who reported three deaths, said that one child was among these.
None of the sources mentioned how many civilians, if any, were left wounded.
Step News Agency reported as the only one about both aerial and artillery shelling.
While the majority of sources attributed blame to both the Syrian regime and Russia, Marshad al-Hassaka blamed only Russian warplanes.
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.