Ten named civilians died and up to dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on the Nour bakery in the Al Omal neighbourhood, local media reported. The majority of sources blamed Russia – though several pointed to the Assad regime.
LCCSY, the Shaam News Network and Syrian Press Center were among local outlets attributing the event to Moscow.
According to Syria News Desk, “warplanes, thought to have been Russian, carried out more than four raids which hit the Nour bakery and residential buildings near the centre of the neighbourhood. The dead included three workers in the bakery. There were reports that people remained trapped under the rubble. The bombing resulted in the complete destruction of the bakery and the burning of three shops amid widespread material damage”.
Reporting by the Syrian Network for Human Rights was confused, with conflicting posts blaming the regime and then Russia. It said that one woman was among the dead with 15 more non-combatants wounded. Sm-sy put the number injured still higher, at “dozens”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights joined several other sources in not apportioning blamed. It added that a child was among the ten who died.
Alaraby was the only other source that said this was the work of the regime.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Firas Nafe’ al Akla Adult male killed
- Soumia Naji Aldham Age unknown killed
- Qaddafi Al Aoufi Age unknown killed
- Muhammad al Niza’ Age unknown killed
- Ahmed Al Siyad Age unknown killed
- Rifaat al-Saeed Age unknown killed
- Jamal Almagdou’ Age unknown killed
- Samer Turki al Saeedan Age unknown killed
- Akba al Ameen Age unknown killed
- Firas Al-Mahmood Age unknown killed
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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."