Three civilians including one child and one woman died in airstrikes on Palmyra – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.
Shaam News reported that Moscow was responsible: “Russian enemy planes carried out more than 15 air raids on the city of Palmyra targeting civilian homes and causing deaths and injuries.” A series of tweets by independent sources also blamed Russia.
According to Syrian News Desk, “Russian jets launched more than 15 raids on the central and eastern neighborhoods of the city, killing four people, including a child and a woman, were killed and ten others were wounded, in addition to the widespread destruction in the houses.”
Smart News said Russian warplanes “launched 18 strikes with rockets on the city, aimed at the National Hospital, and the girls secondary school, public arena, and residential homes in the neighborhoods East and east, and the Red Valley, and the area around the officers housing, Palmyra castle, killing a woman and two children from the same family and wounding 11 others, who were taken to Raqqah to tend to their wounds.“
Two victims were named by the Violations Documentation Center, which said they were killed in Russian strikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Ayat al-Ayad Adult female killed
- Son of Ayat al-Ayad Child male killed
- Name unknown Child
Sources (17) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria for March 1st to March 30th