Up to six civilians, including one child, were killed along with five wounded as Hamouriya, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, for the third day in row was subject to Assad and/or Russian air and artillery shelling, local media reported.
According to al-Jazeera’s correspondent, who blamed both Russian and Assad forces, the shelling of eastern Ghouta on February 21st included both explosive drums and rockets while adding that Hamouriya was among the cities with the highest concentration of strikes. Step News Agency reported that both warplanes and helicopter gunships stroke eastern Ghouta towns, including Hamouriya.
While most reports put the death toll at one, Step News reported five fatalities while the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported the highest number of victims, namely “at least six”, including one child.
The Twitter account Omariorphan identified one male victim by name, adding that he besides from being a humanitarian volunteer, also worked at Rawdat Bara’im al-Omari kindergarten in eastern Ghouta.
While some sources referred to “several” wounded, HalabTodayTV said that at least five civilians were left injured.
Sources were not clear in terms of culpability, as blame was appointed to either the Syrian regime, Russia, or both across the reports.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdul Rahman Yasin Abu Abada Adult male killed
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.