Aerial shelling of Ain Tarma, Damascus, carried out by Russian and/or Assad regime, killed up to six civilians and wounded at least three children, local media reported.
As shelling of eastern Ghouta continued on its fifth day, sources reported about both airstrikes and the launch of explosive barrels in Ain Tarma, especially striking residential areas.
Baladi News and Enab Baladi reported that the strikes had resulted in civilian fatalities, reportedly respectively six and five killed.
Meanwhile, the remaining sources reported that the strikes had only wounded civilians of the town. Specifically, Smart News Agency reported three wounded, all children, which also was depicted on photos from the scene published by other sources.
Addtionally, Damas Press reported how “helicopter aircraft renews targeting of residential areas in the town of Ain Tarma with several barrels of explosives, causing several injuries among civilians, including critical injuries.”
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.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.