Up to 30 civilians died in multiple airstrikes on Al Qaterji, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responisble.
Multiple reports by LCCSY attributed the incident to Russia, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights also blamed Moscow for firing missiles on “residential homes near a hardware warehouse”, killing 12 civilians.
However, other reports pointed to helicopters and “explosive barrels” though the culprits were not identified.
But a number of sources, including Orient news, directly blamed the Assad regime. According to Qasioun, “regime helicopters committed a massacre in Al-Qaterji killing ten people and wounding 15 more when they threw explosive barrels on residential buildings in the neighborhood.”
Al Jazeera blamed both Russia and regime for carrying out more than two dozen raids. Similarly, other sources didn’t make it clear whether Russia or the regime was responsible.
Shaam News referred to “warplanes” and “barrel bombs” – but a later report mentioned “Assad regime raids”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.