Between three and four civilians died, and two children were wounded, in airstrikes on Al Saheen, Aleppo – though it was unclear whether the Syrian regime or Russian forces were responsible for the event.
Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime, tweeting that two children were wounded “as a result of the bombing of the government warplanes (allies) several missiles on the neighborhood of Al Salhin.”
Other sources, such as @rola1khatib, didn’t apportion blame for the specific incident – stating, for example, that: “[there were] five martyrs in the Al-Firdous district and four the in Al-Salihin district and dozens of injured civilians as a result of Russian and Syrian raids on the besieged Aleppo.”
Halab News’ list of martyrs in Aleppo has three entries for civilians who died in Al Saheen on 17th November.
The Legal Medicine Authority of Aleppo named one civilian who died as Ahmad Ajami bin Abdul Hamid. Aged 36, he was reportedly “returned to the forensic medical headquarters as a result of the bombing of the al-Salihin neighborhood by military aircraft.”
The other civilian casualties are unidentified.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ahmad Ajami bin Abdul Hamid 36 years old male killed
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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.