Three civilians including a child and a woman died and dozens more were injured when non-combatants’ homes were struck by airstrikes in the Al Jazamati neighborhood of Aleppo, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted or unclear as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.
LCCSY blamed Russian strikes killed three civilians.
In a graphic and disturbing video, the Shaam News Network said that a mother and her daughter were pulled from the rubble following a strike, though it was unclear from the report who was responsible, as it referred to “Russian enemy planes and Assad’s helicopters” continuing to fly above Aleppo and its countryside “firing vacuum and cluster and phosphoric missiles and barrel bombs on the homes of unarmed civilians”. The footage shows a young child being dug out from the ground. At 2’04” a resident gives the following testimony: “They’re bombing indiscriminately. They’re bombing all the neighborhoods, they’re civilians here, women, a little girl, she’s 2-3 years old, what has she done to deserve to be killed? The woman we just pulled her out she’s all broken, another man all broken up and another woman dead. Shame on you world, shame on you Muslims, be scared of God. Where are the Arab countries? Where is the UN? We are being bombed every day, we don’t know where to go, have mercy on us.”
The source added that a family were still stuck under the rubble.
The White Helmets also posted a video depicting a child being removed from rubble. A further report said that one woman and a girl were killed while three other people were pulled out alive, though they did not identify the “warplanes” responsible. It also published an image of a woman being carried by members of their team after they had rescued her alive when her home was targeted.
However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the regime was responsible for the death of three non-combatants including a girl.
According to Zakarianassani, “the little girl Shaza from Al Jazmati was killed today by the child killer that is Assad forces”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (1)
- Shaza Child female killed
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Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.