Between four and ten civilians were killed and up to 30 more were wounded, some critically, in airstrikes targeting Kafr Dael, Aleppo, described as “systematic bombing” by one report.
According to sources, two of the victims were from the same family. There is confusion as to who is the blame for the alleged raids, with some sources blaming Russia and others the Syrian regime. Additionally, a few sources do not name a belligerent.
While most sources say that cluster bombs were used in the bombardment, there are also claims which suggest “stereochemistry rockets”, “napalm bombs” and “white phosphorous” was used.
Despite varying reports on the numbers of civilians wounded, between 12 and 30, it is made clear through multiple reports that some of the wounded were critically so, as they were taken to a field hospital for treatment.
Syria News Desk additionally stated that “those in a critical condition were moved to Turkish hospitals across the Bab Hawa border under the control of the opposition, north-west crossing.”
Images of the event showed much material damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the incident, with one source reporting that vehicles were burned.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Amer Sheikh Mohammad 19 years old male killed
- Mohammad Sheikh Mohammad 13 years old male killed
- Hanin Sheikh Mohammad 3 years old male killed
- Haydar al Taweel 46 years old male killed
- Emad Alaya 40 years old male killed
- Munther ~Alaya 13 years old male killed
- Omar Salim Kaddah 30 years old male killed
- Unidentified person from Ghazal family Age unknown killed
- Unidentified person Age unknown killed
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.
On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.
Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 2016.