According to local media, up to five civilians, including four women, were killed and several were left wounded as Russian and/or Assad-waged warplanes struck Hamouriya, eastern Ghouta, Damascus.
Enab Baladi reported how “at least five people were killed today in the town of Hamuriya, in the center of the besieged area, by an air strike that hit a shelter.”
Most reports, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Damascus Media Center, agreed that the strike had resulted in five fatalities; four women and one man.
Only LCCSY reported four civilian fatalties.
Step News reported, among others, that the strike also had wounded several civilians, including children.
The same media, who blamed Russia, reported that the city had been struck by cluster bombs. Meanwhile, Wesal_TV and HalabTodayTV reported that Hamouriya had been struck by missiles “loaded with internationally prohibited napalm.” Wesal_TV blamed the Syrian regime.
Generally, reports were conflicting 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.