Between four and five civilians from the same family were reportedly killed in either Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the Al Halak neighbourhood of Aleppo.
Sources like LCCSY, HNN and Islammemo reported that the strikes were conducted by Russian warplanes. Syrian Press Center added that cluster bombs and phosphorus were used.
However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Youm7 and Qasioun blamed the Syrian regime for the attack. Almodon added that barrel bombs were dropped on the neighbourhood.
Alwatan provided the lowest estimate of casualty numbers: “Three civilians, including a woman, were killed in bombing by Russian warplanes in Al Halak neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo.”
Alaraby said five people were killed and also mentioned the use of outlawed weapons: “Five people from one family were killed, due to the targeting of their home in the Al Halak neighborhood with cluster bombs.”
Various sources mentioned that several people were injured.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Mustapha Yasser Hassan 19 years old killed
- Colin Hamza Mustapha 40 years old killed
- Mustapha Ahmad Mustafa 40 years old killed
- Mansh Zbeir Mustapha 40 years old killed
Sources (33) [ collapse]
from sources (3) [ collapse]
A report entitled 'Aleppo neighbourhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events at Al Halak on September 25th (PDF via SN4HR) [English]
A report entitled 'Aleppo neighbourhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events at Al Zabadia on September 25th (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.