Between three and five civilians, including at least one child, were killed and several left wounded by Russian and/or Assad waged warplanes striking in Arbeen, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.
Without specifying how many were killed on February 22nd alone, Qasioun News and al-Youm reported that between ten and 13 civilians, including five children, were killed in the last 24 hours in Arbeen.
Qasioun blamed both “heavy air, missile and artillery bombardment,” adding that more than 100 also were left wounded during the past day’s shelling.
Specifically reporting from Arbeen on Thursday, February 22nd, other media outlets reported between three and five civilian fatalities. The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported “at least” three fatalities, including one girl, while Damaski Agency and Step News Agency reported five victims.
Damaski Agency also reported the launch of explosive barrels while Damascus Media Center tweeted that clutser bombs had been used.
The majority of sources, including Step News Agency and SN4HR, identified joint Russia/Assad forces as responsible, while Damaski Agency was the only source who only blamed Russia.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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