Five children from the same family died in an airstrike on As Suknhah, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.
LCCSY said that “five children were killed and others injured on the outskirts of al Sokhna in the eastern countryside following raids by Russian warplanes using targeted missiles according to local activists.”
According to Aranews, who also blamed Russia, the five children were aged between five and 14 years.
Eldorar reported that Russian raid skilled “five children on the spot” and injured 14 other non-combatants.
However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed the regime, reporting that four civilians including two children died by forces carried out a bombardment on al-Heil oil field. It also published images of the aftermath of the shelling, which it said had been carried out by “warplanes and helicopters”.
Five victims – all children – were named by SHRC.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (5)
- Jana Hussein Alfawaz Al-khalifa Al-Hajj Child killed
- Khatma Huweidi Alsaleh Al-Nayef Al-Hajj Child killed
- Ru’a Huweidi Alsaleh Al-Nayef Al-Hajj Child killed
- Nayef Ibn Ghazi Al-Zuweidi Al-Hajj Child killed
- Hanadi Huweidi Alsaleh Al-Nayef Al-Hajj Child
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.