Between seven and 60 civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded in a suspected chemical weapon attack followed by bombing on Hamouriya, local media reported. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.
The initial bombing from the air was blamed on Russia; however, sources said that this was followed by a chemical attack with “chlorine gas” by the regime. According to the Smart News Agency, “After the bombing by warplanes [believed to be Russia], the town was bombed by the Syrian regime forces with missiles with internationally banned phosphorus, which led to the burning of dozens of fires, according to the civil defense. This came in conjunction with the helicopter flying two barrels of explosives in residential neighbourhoods.”
The lowest death count was given as seven by Local Coordination Committees of Syria. Only one source, @MOAZALSHAMY, reported that as many as 60 civilians were killed, adding that “30 bodies were stuck under the rubble”. @Damaskiagency reported that 124 civilians were injured, while the Violations Documentation Centre, who blamed the “Syrian government and affiliated militias” listed 27 unidentified civilian males as killed. Other sources also out the death toll at 27.
@SiegeWatch tweeted that “the doctor has treated 29 people so far, more than half children.”
There were dozens of fires on the residential vicinity and full families were trapped in the cellars of destroyed homes.
The strikes reportedly occurred during the evening.
The incident occured in the evening.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Malek Rashed Adult male killed
- Maimouna Rashed, sister of Malek Rashed Child female injured
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