Up to ten civilians died in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Um Al Mayadhen on July 5th, 2018, according to sources on the ground.
@Step_Agency reported that “eight people, including a member of the Civil Defense, were killed as a result of the aerial bombardment targeting the town of Um Al Mayadhen, east of Dara’a, this morning [July 5th].”
The Syrian Human Rights Committee reported the names of nine men who were killed in the airstrikes. Huran.net wrote that in addition, an unidentified young man from Homs was also killed.
Multiple sources named Suleiman Mohammad al Maf’alani, age 30, as a victim of the strikes, stating that he was killed while performing his duties as a volunteer for Syrian Civil Defense.
According to Hamza Alshaheed, Suleiman al Maf’alani was killed “in the course of his humanitarian duty to rescue the injured and evacuate the civilians after a previous aerial bombardment of Umm Al Mayadhen.”
Furthermore, the source reported “a number of civilians” wounded, as well as “severe damage” to civilian infrastructure in the airstrikes which intensified throughout the day, “accompanied by artillery shelling and a heavy missile”.
Whereas most sources, such as @JobarNewsNet, reported Russia as the belligerent for the airstrikes, others, such as @alahmed_nasser pointed to the Syrian regime. The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.
The incident occured in the morning.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Firas Younis Al Masry Adult male killed
- Abdo Al Masry Adult male killed
- Ayoub Muhammad Al Masri Adult male killed
- Ziyad Abdullah Al Masry Adult male killed