At least one and as many as eight civilians were killed and several were left wounded as the town of Zamalaka, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, was subject to aerial shelling local media reported, who, however, 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, including the town of Al Nashabiya.
While most reports agreed that the strikes had killed one civilian, Orient News correspondent reported eight fatalities from Zamalaka.
Step News Agency added that “several” civilians were left wounded.
Sources were not clear in terms of culpability. While some, such as Orient News, blamed the Syrian regime, Marshad al-Hassaka and Euphrates Post blamed Russia for carrying out heavy shelling of eastern Ghouta, however without specifically mentioning Zamalaka. Finally, several reports, including Baladi News, attributed blame to both belligerents.
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.