A single source, the White Helmets, reported that one child, named as Hussan Murad, was killed and several other civilians injured in alleged airstrikes by Russian warplanes on the Marj area of eastern Ghouta. VDC said the boy died “Due to the regime air forces’ shelling,” while the Damascus media office described 10 strikes by unspecified warplanes.
According to the White Helmets the towns of Hazrama, Otaya and Al Mayda’ani were also targeted.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hussan Murad Child male named by the White Helmets killed
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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…Near Jabal Batra (Damascus province), a Su-24M bomber engaged a fuel station and a POL storage of the Jaysh al-Islam illegal armed grouping. The direct hit destroyed the facility.“