Up to 14 civilians including women and children died and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Sukkari, according to local media. Multiple sources reported that residential homes were struck and that fires broke out causing significant material damage. One source added that “the main market” was hit.
The lowest death count was given as five by AMC. However, the majority of sources said that 13 people were killed. The Smart News Agency and RFS Media Office put the figure at 14.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, four children were among the fatalities. Smart put the figure at two with three women also killed – and dozens more wounded.
Insaan Rights Watch published footage depicting the aftermath of what it referred to as a “horrific massacre by Russian aviation, which targeted or struck the main market in Al Sukkari”.
In an initial report, LCCSY blamed the regime, but then went on to attribute the event to Russia – as did all other reports, though some didn’t identify the culprit.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that “a woman and her uncle, two women and two children from two families died in an explosion on a shell factory in a building Sukkari neighborhood in Aleppo.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between August 20th – 31st 2016.