Between six and ten civilians including one child and two women died – and 20 more people were injured – in an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Tal al Daman according to local sources.
Activists told the Shaam News Network that Russian warplanes used cluster bombs to strike the market. It put the death toll at a minimum of 10 civilians.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially attributed the incident to the regime, putting the death toll at six, including a child and two women. The same was reported by Ara News. However, in a subsequent report, the SNHR changed its position and alleged that Russia was responsible, reporting that one of the strikes targeted a fuel store, killing six civilians including one child and a woman. Syria Newsdesk also blamed Russia, and said that seven people died including a child, and that 15 were wounded.
According to the White Helmets (who didn’t identify the warplanes responsible), there were more than 17 strikes on Tal al Daman “with vacuum missiles and cluster bombs which led to the deaths of ten people and the injury of 17 others.” They added that they’d managed to rescue five people from under the rubble, but while doing so their team was targeted with one further strike.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between May 1st – 31st