Between 13 and 19 civilians including 10 children and three women died in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bab, according to local sources.
Syrian News Desk reported that at least 19 civilians died and more than 30 were wounded when Russian warplanes fired “cluster rockets” on the city “to coincide with helicopter dumping barrel bombs“.
The source explained that most of the victims were killed in the bombing, which targeted a the place where the buses were positioned in the city center. This led to a number of vehicles being burnt out and those inside them dying.
Halab News Network also blamed Russia.
Al Souria said seven died and 20 were injured – most of them critically – in an aerial bombardment on a garage in Al Bab, though they did not say who was responsible.
According to Syrian Press Center, Russia conducted five raids on the city.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported Russian strikes and casualties, but did not provide any further information.
The Violations Documentation Center named seven victims (killed in Russian shelling) as:
They also listed six unidentified victims:
Unidentified 1 – adult, female
Unidentified 2 – child, male
Unidentified 3 – child, male
Unidentified 4 – child, male
Unidentified 5 – child, male
Unidentified 6 – child, male
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (5)
- Fatemah Mohammad Romo Child female killed
- Hamza Mohammad Romo Child male killed
- Abo Baker Mohammad Romo Child male killed
- Sidrah Mohammad Romo Child female killed
- Muna Mohammad Romo Child female killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
In its military report published on 25th January, the Kremlin said: “In the course of the last three days, January 22-24, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic performed 169 combat sorties engaging 484 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure…crews of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers performed 18 combat sorties from the territory of the Russian Federation in order to engage manpower and hardware of the ISIS near Deir ez-Zor on January 22-24. Flight range reached more than 2,000 kilometers.“