Between three and 14 civilians were killed and an unspecified number of others were wounded in airstrikes on Arbeen, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame both Russia and the Syrian regime.
Step News Agency initially reported that “Russian aircraft and helicopters launched several air strikes with rockets and explosive barrels” on the town.
Step later said that there were “more than, 44 Russian air strikes, one of which was loaded with incendiary materials, targeting the city of Arbeen in the eastern Ghouta, which resulted in three deaths, including a woman, the injury of others, and the burning of a warehouse”. It added that “rockets and explosive barrels” were also used.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially gave a death toll of three, but then revised this up to nine, including two women. The source blamed “Syrian/Russian warplanes”.
SN4HR: at least 3 civilians, including a woman, killed as Syrian/Russian warplanes fired missiles on Irbeen city in Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus suburbs, on March 11, 2018.
However, according to the Shamm News Network – who also pointed to Russia – 14 civilians perished.
The local time of the incident is unknown.