According to local sources, at least four and as many as 11 civilians were killed, with dozens more wounded, in alleged Russia or Assad regime airstrikes on the al Sukkari neighborhood in Aleppo.
Some sources attributed the strikes to regime helicopters, while others accused Russian aircraft. Al Sukkari had been bombed relentlessly over the prior week, making it difficult to distinguish between strikes. Among the casualties were at least three men and a woman dead, and at least one child wounded.
Most sources claimed five dead. For instance, the RFS Media Office tweeted that two barrel bombs dropped on al Sukkari killed five martyrs. Alwatan News reported the same figure, and referred to civilians still trapped under the rubble. A six-storey building was completely destroyed in the strikes, according to Alayam News.
@SRG_Syria, however, tweeted that seven were killed, and according to Akhbaralaan News eleven died with 37 more wounded.
@ALAMAWI tweeted a photograph of a child wounded in the bombings.
Most reports blamed the regime, but a couple mentioned both regime helicopters and Russian aircraft.
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 September 1st – 30th 2016.