One civilian died in alleged air or artillery strikes on Maarat Al Arkeet, according to multiple local sources. It was unclear whether Russia or the regime was to blame for the death.
Alwaght suspected the Syrian regime responsible – the source stated, “Syrian army missiles and tanks targeted terrorist positions on the north-western axis of Aleppo, particularly the areas of Anadan, Kafr Hamra and Ma’arat al-Atteq, resulting in injuries among the gunmen and painful defeats”. The Syrian Press Center also blamed the regime.
According to @Syrianewstime, one child died and several others were injured in “Russian raids”. HNN also blamed Russia.
The White Helmets published a highly graphic video showing team members pulling the young civilian from the rubble – the source said Russia was the culprit.
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.