Five civilians died in an airstrike on Aleppo’s Qaterji neighbourhood, according to local media. Most sources said that the civilian harm was caused by a chlorine attack from helicopters, though some other reports pointed towards Russia and cited the use of cluster bombs and rockets.
Nabd explictly said that “Assad helicopters threw explosive barrels of chlorine gas into the districts of Al-Qatragi and Askar”.
Syriansnews, @HalabNewsN, @SYR_REV_NEWS, @RFS_NORTH, Micro Syria also said that this was a chlorine attack.
But HNN listed five civilians as killed by a Russian “parachute bomb on Qaterji”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ahmad al Kirdi Age unknown male killed
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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.”
Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 2016.