Two children and four women were killed in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Yarmouk refugee camp, Damascus governorate on May 18th 2018, according to local sources.
Syria TV reported that “Syrian regime and Russian warplanes carried out a massacre of Palestinians in Yarmouk refugee camp today, by targeting a shelter with dozens of people [inside].” Local activists told Syria TV that more than 10 civilians, including children and women, had been killed or wounded, adding that the camp was under the control of ISIS and that the Syrian regime aimed to “completely destroy the Yarmouk camp as a slum area.”
According to Smart News Agency, “two children and four women, one of them elderly, were killed and civilians were injured as a result of aerial bombardment by Syrian regime and Russian warplanes.”
The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that the 85-year-old woman Thahabiya Fahd Abo Rashed was among the fatalities.
Smart News also reported that “hundreds of civilians have been trapped in the Yarmouk camp cellars since the start of the military campaign about 30 days ago. It is difficult to pull dead bodies out of the streets and provide medical assistance to patients in the cellars, amid power cuts and communications.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as: