One or two civilians died and several more were wounded in an airstrike on Aleppo’s Al Qatana neighbourhood, according to local media. Most sources blamed Russia, though some reports said that the regime also carried out strikes in Aleppo during this period, meaning that its involvement can’t be definitively ruled out. Moreover, a number of sources didn’t identify the warplanes responsible for the casualties.
LCCSY, Syrian Press Center, @insrepTeam, @ALAMAWI, Jisrv and the Step News Agency blamed Russia, and put the death count at either one or two civilians.
According to Foucsaleppo on October 17th, “Russian and Syrian planes have stepped up raids in the eastern regions of Aleppo during the last two days to reach most of the besieged neighborhoods of Marjah, Al-Haidariyah, Al Qatana, Al-Qatraji, Al Maysar, Bab Al-Nairab, Sheikh Fares, Dhahra Awad and Karam Al Tarab. This resulted in more than 65 martyrs. Some of the wounded were left in a serious condition, meaning that the number of martyrs is likely to increase”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st – 19th 2016.