Up to five civilians were killed, including a woman and a girl, and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on the Civil Defence Centre for Rehabilitation and Training, and a boys’ school in Al Atarib, according to sources on the ground.
It is unclear as to whether these were two separate locations, or a boys’ school which had been turned into a training centre for the civil defence. Imagery showed desks and paintings in the exterior of the building, suggesting it was once a school. According to sources, the building was rendered inoperable.
Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible for the civilian harm.
There were reports that not only cluster bombs, but artillery shelling and phosphorous bombs were used in this alleged event.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Military 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.