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Damages in a school after a land strike from an unknown source in eastern Aleppo governorate on August 19, 2022

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In the morning of August 19, 2022, al Bab city in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate was subjected to a land strike by approximately six missiles. SNHR has so far been unable to identify the source of the missiles, though we believe that they were fired either by Syrian regime forces or by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since the strike came from an area jointly controlled by both. Investigations are underway to determine the party responsible for the attack.

One of the missiles hit the fence of Waddah* School known as Ard Rom Elementary School, damaging it, as well as a building in the school yard.

* According to information from activists, we previously issued a new report that the school that was destroyed after the attack on al Bab city was Qutayba al Bahli School known as Ard Rom School, but after further investigation and verification, we learned that the school name is Waddah School known as Ard Rom. The news report was updated accordingly.