Between two and seven civilians were killed and up to 15 more wounded in airstrikes on Al Fardos, Aleppo, according to local media.
It remains unclear who was responsible for the raid, with conflicting reports. Some said that Russian warplanes struck the area, whilst others suggested the regime was responsible.
Syria News Desk pointed to Russian warplanes, reporting that they had “killed seven civilians and wounded more than 15 others – most of them from one family in Al Ferdos.”
The source, Map News, however, stated that “the Syrian regime used high-impact paratroopers, resulting in extensive destruction of property, especially in Al-Firdous, Al-Katraji and Al-Ansari neighborhoods” on that day. Other sources added that helicopters and explosive barrels had been used.
According to Alsharq News, who placed the death toll at two civilians, both “Russian and Assad planes intensified raids on Aleppo…targeting Eastern neighbourhoods.”
Other sources also suggested that one family diedin Al Fardos.
Halab News’ list of martyrs in Aleppo said that five civilians died “following Russian enemy raids with parachute bombs on al Ferdos neighbourhood.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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.