Between three and 14 civilians including two children were reportedly killed and dozens more were injured in an alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime forces airstrike on a residential area in Arbeen on March 20th 2018, according to local media resources.
According to the Smart News Agency, “The Great Mosque in the city of Arbeen, east of the capital Damascus, and one of the ancient mosques in Eastern Ghouta, was destroyed after an air strike directly targeted it on March 20, 2018. Three civilians were killed in the aerial bombardment”.
Also a member of the Syria Civil Defense was reportedly injured by a shrapnel in his left hand while he was on duty.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and the Local Coordination Committees of Syria (who put the death toll at seven and then raised it to 14) blamed both the Russian and Syrian forces for the airstrike and the victims, while Smart News Agency and ShahbaPress blamed the Russian forces only for the attack.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Samer Khabieh Adult male killed