Between 10 and 30 civilians were reported killed and dozens wounded in a raid of concussion rockets on Yaqid Al Adas, Aleppo, according to multiple sources – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.
Khalid al-Qasim, a field activist in Northern Aleppo, told Ara News that the death toll was as high as 30 civilians and that Russian warplanes were responsible for the event: “The Russian warplanes committed a horrific massacre in the northern countryside of Aleppo after targeting civilian houses in the town of Yaqed Al Adas with a number of concussion rockets, causing 30 deaths and dozens of wounded, including women and children.”
Most sources attributed responsibility for the event to Russia, whilst some did not apportion blame.
Syrian Network for Human Rights, however, who put the death toll at “at least 18 civilians dead”, reported that “government warplanes” were responsible for the raid on Yaqid Al Adas.
Aleppo AMC reported that “more than ten” civilians had died and that most were women and children – a fact that was also reported by Syria News Time – however, there was no further detail of the identification of the victims to confirm this.
HNN’s list of martyrs states that 25 civilians were killed “following Russian enemy raids” on Yaqid Al Adas.
All of the sources that mention wounded civilians, state that there were “dozens”, however, no further detail is known.
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.