Up to five civilians were killed and several left wounded as Kafar Batna, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, was subject to Russian and/or Assad-waged air and artillery shelling, local media reported.
As the shelling of eastern Ghouta continued on its fifth day, Baladi News reported how a total of 22 civilians had been killed in Kafar Batna the past 72 hours.
While most reported the launch of aerial missiles, al-Etihad Press added that the town had also been struck with artillery.
The death toll spanned from one to five, according to local reports. Most reported the death of one named civilian man, Mu’adh Rahma, who was the brother of a well-known Maamoun Rahma, preacher of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.
Step News Agency and the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that at least five civilians were killed in the strikes, while HalabTodayTV, added that several also were left wounded.
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.
- Mu'adh Rahma 43 years old male killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.