Four to six civilians were killed, and up to 24 were wounded in alleged air and artillery strikes on Al Sakhour, Aleppo.
Some sources attributed blame to Russian warplanes, while others blamed the Syrian regime. However, one source blamed both belligerents for this airstrike.
There was confusion among sources as to the type of bomb used for this raid. One source claimed that poisonous chloride gas was used, in continuation of raids on other parts of Aleppo earlier on in the day.
However, some sources have also reported that high explosive missiles were used in the aerial bombardment of the vicinity. Similarly, the term “parachute missile” was used by multiple sources. One source even reported that artillery rockets and air rockets were used in the raid.
Reports claim that civilian homes were seriously damaged in the airstrikes.
Muheet reported that “The Al-Sakhour neighbourhood was hit by rocket and artillery fire by the forces of the regime, resulting in civilian casualties and destruction of their homes and properties.”
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.