Between two and four civilians have been killed and as many as ten others, including children, were injured, in air and artillery strikes on Kafar Batna, according to local media. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime. Barrel bombing was reported in these strikes.
Members of the Syrian Civil Defence teams worked quickly to dig victims from the rubble in the aftermath of the strike.
The White Helmets put the death toll at two, as did the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who reported “the martyrdom of two citizens and injury of 10 others (in varying degrees of severity) as a result of shelling with seven shells fired by regime forces on areas in the town of Kafar Batna”.
However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least three civilians, including a girl, were killed in the intensive shelling by Syrian/Russian regime forces on Kafr Batna”.
Four unidentified males were reported killed by the Violations Documentation Centre, who blamed the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”.
The incident occured during the night.