Seventeen civilians including eight children and five women died in airstrikes on the Saif al Dawla area of Raqqa, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.
RBSS initially referred to raids by “warplanes” and did not identify them, however, in a later post they said that Russia was responsible for bombing a number of locations, including Saif al Dawla, in Raqqa.
The Syrian Observatory said 10 civilians died, but did not say who was responsible.
Other sources, including Raqqa Post and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Russia. The latter put the death toll at 17, including eight children and five women.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (10)
- Mahmoud Ajjan al-Hadeid Adult male killed
- Mohammad Ajjan al-Hadeid Adult male killed
- Wife of Mahmoud Ajjan al-Hadeid Adult female killed
- Wife of Mohammad Ajjan al-Hadeid Adult male killed
- Daughter of Mahmoud Ajjan al-Hadeid Child female killed
- Mother of Mohammad Ajjan al-Hadeid Adult female killed
- Daughter of Mohammad Ajjan al-Hadeid 1 Child female killed
- Son of Mohammad Ajjan al-Hadeid 2 Child male killed
- Son of Mohammad Ajjan al-Hadeid 3 Child male killed
- Son of Mohammad Ajjan al-Hadeid 4 Child male killed
Family members (5)
- Ahmad al-Kheder al-Sahow Adult male killed
- Son of Mazen al-Kheder al-Sahow 1 Child male killed
- Son of Mazen al-Kheder al-Sahow 2 Child male killed
- Son of Mazen al-Kheder al-Sahow 3 Child male killed
- Mother of Mazen al-Kheder al-Sahow Adult female killed
Family members (2)
Sources (20) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
No Russian reports were published for January 21st 2016.