Between three and five civilians died and dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Aleppo’s Mashhad neighbourhood, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the regime. Local media outlets said that a popular bakery had been struck.
LCCSY initially reported that Russia carried out a “vacuum missile attack” – though the source later appeared to change its position and blame “Assad’s helicopters”.
Ara was the only other source that blamed Russia, reporting that six civilians died in the raid on the bakery.
The majority of sources, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Halab News and AMC attributed the event to “explosive barrels dropped from regime helicopters.” Most reports put the death count at three.
The Violations Documentation Center listed five unidentified adult males, and blamed “Syrian government and affiliated militias” for their deaths.
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.