Ten civilians including seven young brothers and sisters died in an alleged Russian strike on al-Bab.
In a news roundup, the Shaam News Network reported that Russian warplanes allegedly carried out dozens of strikes on the towns on Al Bab, Manbij, Jarablus and Qabasein, leading to “dozens of dead and wounded in Al Bab and Qabaseen.“
The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that “alleged Russian warplanes shelled several houses that surround Jabal Sheikh Akeel in Al Bab city in Aleppo suburbs“, adding that nine civilians died from one family, including six children and three women. Halab Today reported 14 deaths, while All 4 Syria said 15 civilians had died.
VDC has named the following 10 fatalities, all of whom it said died “Due to Russian air forces shelling of the town”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (9)
- Asinat Haj Abdo Child female killed
- Omar Haj Abdo Child male killed
- Omran Haj Abdo Child male killed
- Sara Haj Abdo Child female killed
- Shaymaa Haj Abdo Child female killed
- Nour Haj Abdo Child female killed
- Muhannad Haj Abdo Child male killed
- Bushra Haj Abdo Adult female killed
- Muna al-Waki Adult female killed
- Zanoub Kannas Adult female 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…Near Jeb Ghabishah (Aleppo province), a Su-24M bomber destroyed ammunition and POL storages of the ISIS terrorists.”