One woman and her child were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of al Shaheil, according to reports.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that a child, died with his mother when “suspected Russian warplanes” fired missiles on the town.
Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently also blamed Russia.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Damea Thamer Al Saleh Child male named by Syrian Network for Human Rights killed
- Hind Mohammad Abboud Adult female named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
Sources (9) [ 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...Long-range bomber aviation aircraft supported units of the Syrian governmental troops which defended the city of Deir ez-Zor. The airstrikes carried out by Tu-22M3 bombers from the territory of the Russian Federation jointly with tactical aviation from the Hmeymim airbase, engaged 23 important terrorists’ objects in that district. The attempt of terrorists to assault Deir ez-Zor was frustrated.“