Up to two civilians were killed in an airstrike on Hayyan Town, Aleppo – though it is unclear whether the Assad regime or Russia were responsible, with conflicting reports.
Civil Defense Personnel named one of the civilians who was killed as Fuad Mohammed Hayek.
Some sources, such as Emaratalyoum News reported that it was Assad’s regime who were responsible for the raids in Hayyan:
“Dozens of civilians were killed and dozens of civilians were injured by the Syrian regime’s helicopters throwing dozens of explosive barrels at the besieged neighbourhoods of Aleppo…The fighters also used cluster bombs in other neighbourhoods in the northern suburbs of the city, targeting the cities of Hreitan, Oujan and Hayyan town with rockets.”
Step News Agency, who placed the death toll at one civilian death, attributed responsibility for the event to Russia, stating: “One person killed and a number of others injured following Russian raids on Hayyan in the northern countryside. A land to land missile also fell on the town.”
HNN listed two civilians having died during the raid on Hayyan.
There was no further information as to how many were wounded in the attack.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Fuad Mohammed Hayek Adult 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.