Six children and a man were reported injured as a result of the explosion of a cluster bomb remnant of an alleged previous Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Dar Ezza in Aleppo, Syria, on January 23rd 2020.
SMART said: “Six children and a young man were injured Thursday, as a result of the explosion of the remnants of a cluster bomb from the remnants of a previous bombing by the Syrian regime forces on the city of Dar Ezza (25 km west of Aleppo) in northern Syria.” The Syrian Civil Defense said that two of the children are in a serious condition.
According to the Syrian Civil Defense, the injured civilians and their ages are: Mustafa Ahmed Aeg, aged 5, Ali Ahmed Ahmed Aeg, aged 10, Bashir Mustafa Aeg, aged 18, Hassan Moustafa Aeg, aged 9, Abdullah Alaa Saleh, aged 7, Nasrallah Bashir Homs, aged 12 years and Walid Khaled Shahama, aged 13. @HalabTodayTV added that two of those injured were in critical condition.
SMART also quoted Syrian Civil Defense Post to note that the 18-year-old man and three of the children have the same family name, but their relationship is not known yet.
The village of Dar Ezza is a densely populated civilian area that had endured numerous bombings. The bomb that wounded seven civilians was an unexploded cluster bomb from an earlier raid.
Halab Today TV and Civil Defense identified the raids as carried out by Russian warplanes. It is unknown when the bomb was originally dropped.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Mustafa Ahmed Aeg 5 years old male injured
- Bashir Mustafa Aeg 18 years old male injured
- Hassan Moustafa Aeg 9 years old injured
- Ali Ahmed Ahmed Aeg 10 years old male injured
Family members (3)