Multiple sources reported the death of five children in Al Ibzimo town, Aleppo, though the highest number recorded dead is eight civilians in a article by futureTv news. Most sources blamed Russia, though there was also an allegations against the Assad regime.
Both the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Shaam News Network said Russia was responsible for the attacks.
SNN reported that activists in the area said that Russian warplanes were ‘targeting civilian houses’ using ‘cluster bombs which led to the martyrdom of five children from one family’. The source said that the victims’ bodies had been “transformed to shreds”.
The White Helmets posted photographs of the rescue operation including attempts to extinguish fires.
According to Blog.amin, the five victims were a “mother and her four children”. A number of other sources also referred to “children” or “siblings”.
Names of the victims were announced in a Halab TV Youtube video, the ages given on the video suggest that the five were in fact siblings rather than mother and children.
A Tweet by ShehabAgency reported the use of phosphorous bombs.
While the majority of sources attributed the event to Russia, or didn’t identify the culprit, Jisrtv alleged that the regime was to blame.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (5)
- Tahani Ahmad Khaloussi 18 years old killed
- Fatima Ahmad Khaloussi 15 years old female killed
- Wissal Khaloussi 14 years old killed
- Alaa Khaloussi 6 years old killed
- Jana Khaloussi 5 years old killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.