Up to five civilians including a child and a woman died and up to 20 more people were injured in air and/or artillery strikes on Sad al-Luz in Aleppo, according to sources on the ground. The majority of reports blamed the Assad regime, though there was also an allegation against Russia.
The media opposition activist Abdul Majid al-Halabi told t Syria News Desk that “five civilians, including a child, were killed and seven others wounded in the Sadd al Loz neighborhood east of Aleppo, following two raids targeting residential sites. The strikes resulted in widespread destruction to property”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a woman was among the victims.
The number of injured varied among the sources, but Ara News reported that up to that 20 were left wounded.
According to the Step News Agency, “a man and a child were killed when civilian homes were targeted in Sadd al Loz by regime forces”
Most sources pointed to the Assad regime as the culprit. Among these were Ara News, Step News and Syrian PC. However, Shaam News Network and Syria News Desk attributed the strikes to both the Assad regime and Russia, and the incident is therefore contested.
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 October 1st – 19th 2016.