An unspecified number of civilians died in airstrikes on Aleppo’s Tareeq Al Bab neighbourhood, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.
@DamasCoordinate and @ShahbaPress blamed Russia. Arabic.cnn reported that both Russia and the regime had carried out strikes. A number of other sources didn’t apportion blame.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “government warplanes bombed a popular market in the Tareeq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, causing a massacre, in addition to the destruction and damaged some shops, on August 16.”
Activist, Hathifa Al Yaman Abu al Majd, reported that it was in-fact a “land to land missile” which struck the neighbourhood.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
On August 17th 2016, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that, "Russian bombers Su-34 took off from Hamedan airbase (Islamic Republic of Iran) with full fragmentation bomb charge and made an airstrike on ISIS terrorist facilities in the Deir ez-Zor province. As a result, 2 command centres and large ISIS field training camps near the Deir ez-Zor city were destroyed, over 150 militants (with foreign mercenaries among them) were eliminated."