Up to 10 civilians including three named children from the same family died and as many as dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on Aleppo’s Salahudeen neighbourhood, according to local media. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though a report by Buraq media which cited the use of “explosive barrels” in the attack means that the Syrian regime can’t be ruled out.
Egynews reported that “according to the Syrian Observatory, 10 civilians were killed in shelling in regime controlled areas in Salahudeen – and the number is likely to rise due to the severity of injuries”.
Multiple sources reported the death of a female child. Some didn’t identify the warplanes responsible, though Halabtoday, Alamawi and HNN pointed to Russia.
Syriafree339 tweeted a very graphic image showing a dead girl, who had lost a limb, commenting “this isn’t a doll; it is a little girl who was killed in Salahudeen due to Russian warplanes shelling.”
The pro-Assad source SyriaWatanNews tweeted the names of three victims (all children from the same family) but didn’t apportion blame.
24Aleppo put the death toll at seven, but didn’t named the culprit.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Yehya Jaber 12 years old killed
- Umar Jaber 5 years old
- Abdur-Rahman Jaber 12 years old killed
Sources (11) [ collapse]
Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.