Six civilians including two children and one woman were killed and several others injured in airstrikes on Herak – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.
The Shaam News Network reported that five non-combatants – mostly children – died when Russian warplanes launched missiles on the town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also put the death toll at five. According to both Al Jisr TV and Syria Sky, five people from the same family were killed in a Russian strike.
However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, regime warplanes killed five civilians from the same family including two children and a woman. And Al Jisr added that “a woman and others were wounded by artillery fire and explosive barrels from Regime forces“.
Five victims of Russian shelling were named by the Violations Documentation Center.
Daraa Martys named one further victim as Sayej Awdah Fayyad though didn’t say who the warplanes responsible belonged to. This may be the same victim as Sayeh Oudeh al-Rweidan, named as killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Herak according to the Violations Documentation Center.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hassan Ali al-Faraj Adult male Listed by VDC killed
- Mohammad Elwan al-Faraj Adult male Listed by VDC killed
- Durzeih Elwan al-Faraj Adult female Listed by VDC killed
- Khadeijeh Mohammad Elwan al-Faraj Child female Listed by VDC killed
- Hajar Mohammad Elwan al-Faraj Child female Listed by VDC killed
- Sayej Awdah Fayyad Adult male Listed by Daraa Martyrs killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
From February 10th – February 16th, Russia reported: “On February 10-16, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 444 combat sorties engaging 1593 terrorists’ objects in the provinces of Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo.”