Two children and a man were killed by airstrikes in the al Mowasalat neighbourhood, local media reported. The strikes were reportedly part of a larger set of attacks with cluster bombs and phosphorus on multiple Aleppo neighbourhoods and were attributed both to the Syrian regime and to Russian aircraft. Up to five civilians were wounded in the strikes, which destroyed several residential buildings.
Photographs from @shaamnews and @AleppoAMC showed the extent of the devastation, with at least two large buildings torn apart. Photographs from Erem News showed two dead young children being carried out of the rubble, and Alqabas News released a photograph of one dead body covered in dust being pulled out.
Multiple sources corroborated the number of dead. For example, @SRG_Syria tweeted about “the death of two children and a young man,” and @SN4HR tweeted about “three victims, at least two of them children.”
Cluster bombs were reportedly used in the strikes, according to Smo-sy News.
However, some other sources, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Alqabas News accused the regime of striking the buildings.
But most reports, including ShahbaPress, @Shaamnews, @aleppoAMC, and @SRG_Syria, fingered 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.