Two civilian males died and at least two more were wounded – including members of the White Helmets – in an airstrike on Kafr Nabil, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.
@syriapost1 was among several sources pointing to Russia and putting the death toll at two “with several more wounded.”
However, Qasioun, the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Enabbaladi blamed the regime. The latter reported that “in the morning [Oct 20th], two members of the civil defense in the city of Kafr Nabl were injured by heavy machine guns targeting the city from warplanes”. They also mention that there was damage to a fire engine.
Rfsmediaoffice joined other sources in reporting that members of the White Helmets were wounded. The figures was put at either two or three.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Mohamed Najib Zator Adult male named by @7UFCmSxd0IUBffH killed
- Ammar Ayman Altaob Adult male named by @7UFCmSxd0IUBffH killed
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
On 20th October 2016, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported on the decisions made aimed towards stabilising the situation in Aleppo.
""Today, strikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force are finished at 10:00 (MSK) in the area of Aleppo. Early termination of the airstrikes is essential for holding a “humanitarian pause” on October 20, 2016”, said General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. According to him, it will allow to guarantee security of civilians leaving the city through 6 humanitarian corridors and to prepare casualty and medical evacuation from the eastern part of Aleppo.
“We apply to the leadership of countries influencing on armed formations active in the eastern part of Aleppo with a proposal to convince their leaders to stop warfare and leave the city,” stated the Minister of Defence.
According to General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, by the start of the “humanitarian pause” the Syrian troops will have been withdrawn to the distance safe for insurgents to leave the city with weapons through two special corridors: one – along the Kastello road, second – in the area of Suk al-Hai market."