Between six and eight civilians died and 16 more were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on the al Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo, according to sources on the ground.
The Step News Agency said that the strike occurred “near a footbridge”.
Shahed-aya, Step, Sama, Syrian-reporters and @syrianArwad all put the death toll at six – though LCCSY was among several sources reporting the death of seven people.
According to Ara, “Russian warplanes committed a massacre in the second Al Sakhour neighborhood of Aleppo. A large number of spatial missiles led to the fall of eight civilians and a large number of wounded – many in a serious condition. A number of houses were burnt in the fall of phosphorous bombs on the neighborhood”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces 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."