One male civilian, named by the Violations Documentation Centre as 40-year-old Qasem Mahmoud Samoa, died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Qabtan al Jabal according to local sources.
Activists told the Shaam News Network there were “several air raids on the towns of Anadan, Kafr Hamra, Hraytan and Ma’arat al Arteek in the northern countryside and on the towns of Qabtan al Jabal and Dara Aza western countryside with the continuation of raids that resulted in the fall of one martyr and a number of wounded in Qabtan al Jabal” – though they did not say who carried out the attacks.
Likewise, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published images showing destruction caused by “shelling by warplanes on Qebtan al-Jabal”, but did not clarify who the warplanes belonged to.
Other sources also named the victim and blamed Russia, with the Syrian Network for Human Rights publishing a video in which an eye witness claims that Russia carried out three strikes on the village.
However, Qubtan Al Jabal media office reported that the regime was responsible. A witness in its video says this was a civilian area. Footage also shows a bike, and that its owner was killed in an airstrike. A number of other sources referred to the raids but didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Qasem Mahmoud Samoa 40 years old male killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.