Between six and 12 civilians died in airstrikes on Fardous according to local sources. While most reports said this was the work of the regime, others also alleged possible Russian involvement.
Baladi News published a video showing the first scenes of what they said was a strike by the regime. At 1:55 into the video, an eyewitness says he pulled two people from the rubble but that they died later. He adds that he counted seven or eight people dead on the scene but then lost count. There were many more injured and killed, he continued.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least 2 victims died in government helicopters barrel bombs”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed all strikes in the previous eight days on the Assad regime.
According to Shaam News Network, 12 civilians died, though it blamed Russian and regime warplanes. The White Helmets did not identify the planes responsible, but said that there were “several raids by warplanes and more than 10 barrel bombs” targeting several Aleppo neighborhoods. They put the initial death toll at 10.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 30th.