Four people, including a four year old child, were reportedly killed and up to nine civilians were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on the city of Al Atarib, western Aleppo countryside, on February 9th, 2020, according to local sources.
The child was identified as Hatem Abdulllah Haid, who was four years old boy. Others identified as Ahmed Ibn Abdullah Mesto Yassin, a young man, Amjad Zikra, and Tamer Jaber.
Shabha Press reported that “two martyrs and nine wounded civilians, as a result of raids by Russian occupation planes on the city of Al Atarib in the western Aleppo countryside”. Earlier that day, Shabha reported that civilians were wounded in Syrian regime helicopter bombings with explosive barrels on the city.
@Step_Agency stated that the death toll of the airstrikes had risen to four civilians, including a child, and reported the use of vacuum missiles.
The Syrian Civil Defence in Aleppo posted a video of the recovering of the body of Amjad Zekra, a young man displaced from Ma’arat Al Numan, “from among the rubble caused by the artillery shelling that targeted civilian homes in Atarib city”. SCD Aleppo also posted a video of the burning of a car of a displaced person as the result of Russian airstrikes.
The SCD Aleppo gave conflicting reports about whether the incident occured in the afternoon or during the night.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
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