Between four and five civilians including one child and three women died in airstrikes on Jarnaz, according to local sources. Five sources alleged that Russia was responsible, but a fifth – the Violations Documentation Center – blamed the Assad regime.
Syria 2011 said that four died and a number were wounded when rockets were fired from Russian battleships, but provided no further information.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee also put the death toll at four, including three women, and blamed Russian warplanes.
Syrian News Desk said that three civilians were injured in addition to the four that died – and also attributed the attack to Russia.
Shahba Press reported that Russian airstrikes killed at least five civilians.
According to Alsouria, three non-combatants died when Russia fired vacuum missiles, which also destroyed parts of residential buildings.
However, the Violations Documentation Center named four civilians – three women and one child – as killed in regime airstrikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Mariam Hasan al-Hosain Child female killed
- Mariam Omer al-Hosain Adult female killed
- Mariam Ahmad al-Hosain Adult female killed
- Maha Mahdi al-Mkahta Adult female killed
Sources (6) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
In its military report published on 1st February 2016, the Kremlin said: “In the course of the last week, the Russian aircraft in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 468 combat sorties engaging 1354 terrorists’ infrastructural facilities in the Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Raqqah, Daraa and Deir ez-Zor provinces. Among them – 24 ones were carried out by Tu-22M3 long-range bombers from the Russian territory,” but makes no mention of strikes in Idlib.