At least 17 people were killed in the bombing of a market in the town of al-Ashara in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, Reuters reports, citing Syrian monitoring centre for human rights, located in the UK. According to him, the RAID carried Syrian and Russian aircraft.
Among the dead, according to human rights activists, eight children. The center notes that the death toll could rise, as many injured in the bombing are seriously injured.
The message about the attack on the market of the Ministry of defence has not yet commented on. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the purpose of airstrikes is only the terror infrastructure.
In the message the Syrian monitoring centre for human rights notes that the aircraft bombed and other parts of the province, most of which is controlled by the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, in Russia banned by a court decision).
Human rights activists from monitoring Center repeatedly reported about victims among civilians during the Russian air strikes in Syria. On may 31 they announced the deaths of at least 23 people as a result of the attacks on the city of Idlib. The representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that “there are no combat missions, and the more strikes, the Russian air force in Idlib province were not fulfilled”.
The Russian defense Ministry routinely denies reports of attacks on civilian targets in Syria. Konashenkov called these publications “information stuffing”. He also urged to become more critical of “any “horror stories” from “British Duo” in “Observatory of human rights in Syria” and news Agency Reuters.