Between six and eight civilians including five children and one woman were reportedly killed in an airstrike in the Al Mashhad neighbourhood in Aleppo. Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.
Most sources seven civilians died in the attack.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights elaborated on the location of the attack in its report: “Russian fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles that targeted the residential buildings in the vicinity of the Hamza mosque in the Al Mashhad neighborhood, located in Aleppo city and under the control of armed opposition factions, which resulted in the killing of seven individuals; most of whom were from the same family, including five children and one woman.”
However, in a separate post, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “government warplanes and its allies”, meaning that regime involvement can’t be definitively ruled out.
Additionally, @SRG_Syria,@jisirtv and @RFS_NORTH, reported the use of explosive barrels by helicopters, a weapon used by the regime.
According to Syriamubasher, several people were injured in the strike.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Rayan Termatini 10 years old killed
- Jana Termatini 7 years old killed
- Lana Termatini 4 years old killed
- Rimas Termatini 1 years old killed
- Abdallah Mbayyad 60 years old male killed
- Rahaf Shahrour 35 years old killed
- Hamza Akoul 2 years old killed
Sources (20) [ collapse]
from sources (5) [ collapse]
A SN4HR report entitled - 'At least 49 massacres in September' details the events in Al Shia Ar, September 27th (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]
A SN4HR report entitled - 'Aleppo neighborhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events in Al Sakhour (PDF via SN4HR) [English]
A SN4HR report entitled - 'Aleppo neighborhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events in Al Sakhour (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]
A SN4HR report entitled - 'At least 49 massacres in September' details the events in Al Shia Ar, September 27th (PDF via SN4HR) [English]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.