Two civilians died in an airstrike on Hasreen, eastern Ghouta, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.
According to the Shaam News Network, the raids were “launched by a Russian Sikhoi 24“.
The network reported: “Activists said the shelling today focused on the towns of Bala and Zibdeen and Harasta and Jisrain in the Eastern Ghouta which started in the early hours, causing the fall of two martyrs and wounding of several more on the outskirts of the town of Hasreen. There was also destruction of residential property which coincided with the ongoing attempts by Assad’s forces to progress in the region.” Allser7 also said Russia was responsible
But other sources blamed the regime, with All4Syria reporting that “two civilians were killed and others were wounded, in violation of a new truce, the cessation of hostilities by the regime forces that targeted cities and towns Ghouta east of Damascus air raids and artillery shells”. Douma Revolution also put the death toll at two, but didn’t identify the waplanes responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria for March 1st to March 30th.