Local media reported that two children died and several more civilians were wounded in airstrikes on the Al Ferdous neighbourhood of Aleppo. Most sources blamed Russia, though one said that the Assad regime had also carried out strikes on the area.
Russia: LCCSY, @syriapost1, @ShahbaPress and @SRG_Syria all blamed Russia.
LCCSY also initially pointed to Moscow but subsequently tweeted that the regime had carried out missile strikes on “Al Fardous and Aldzmata in the city”.
Almagrib Today reported that “at least one person was killed and others injured” but didn’t identify the “warplanes” responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
On August 16th 2016, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that,"Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 tactical bombers took off from the “Hamedan” airbase (the Islamic Republic of Iran) and carried out a concentrated airstrike on objects of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib. As a result, the strikes have eliminated 5 large ammunition depots with armament, munitions and fuel, training camps of militants near Serakab, Al-Ghab, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor cities, 3 control centres of militants near the cities Jafra and Deir ez-Zor as well as a significant number of militants. Ammunition depots, training camps and control centres destroyed by the bombing had been used for support of militant groupings near Aleppo."