Between four and 12 civilians, including children, were died in alleged Russian airstrikes in the al-Sha’ar neighbourhood of Aleppo, local media reported. Up to 60 civilians were left wounded.
Several sources reported that a family – a father and his children – was among the victims.
One source showed a video of a woman mourning the death of her husband. Other sources reported the death of a father and his eldest son, both identified by name. The number of wounded spanned from 24 to as many as 60.
Additionally, several sources reported that cluster bombs had been dropped during the shelling.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Yasser Hajj Ali Adult male killed
- Ammar, son of Yasser Hajj Ali Age unknown male killed
Sources (14) [ collapse]
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.