Between five and seven civilians died and up to another seven were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on a waterway leading to the Al Hamidiya neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor city, sources on the ground said
According to the Shaam News Network, “activists reported that Russian aircraft targeted a water crossing leading to the city – which is under the control of IS – with an air raid, which led to the martyrdom of five civilians and a number of injured.”
Euphrates Post also blamed Russia and put the death toll at five. Syria News Desk added that seven further people were wounded.
A alter report by Euphrates Post (in English) put the death toll at seven.
However, Deir Ezzor24 pointed to the regime, reporting that “five civilians were martyred after a water crossing north of Deir Ezzor city was targeted by Assad warplanes”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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.”