Two civilians were killed as al Shifonya, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, was struck by explosive barrels and missiles, local media reported – though it was unclear who was to blame.
As the shelling of eastern Ghouta continued on its seventh day, Shifonya was again struck on February 24th, which according to HalabTodayTV and Step News Agency resulted in two civilian fatalities.
Though the streets were left in complete rubble, there are, as of now, no known reports of how many were left wounded.
Sources reported about both the launch of aerial missiles carrying phosphorus and explosive barrels.
Omar Madanieh, among others, tweeted that the town was struck by “Russian raids with phosphorus”, while others, such as HalabTodayTV, reported that it were explosive barrels, launched from helicopters, that had killed the two civilians.
Finally, reports were not clear in terms of culpability, as blame was appointed to either Russia, or to both Russian and Syrian regime forces.
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.