In a large-scale civilian casualty incident, referred to as “a massacre”, between 17 and 28 civilians, including multiple families, died in alleged Russian or Assad regime air and/or artillery strikes on Aleppo’s Bab al Nairab, on what looks to be road between bab al Nayrab and Jib al Qibba. Multiple sources said that the strikes hit a large gathering of displaced people who were attempting to move from the city’s eastern to western suburbs on foot.
Almodon was almong many sources blaming the regime. It reported that “the raids targeted a large group of families who were planning to leave for southern neighborhoods and old Aleppo on foot. The Civil Defense said that more than 25 people, including children and women, were killed in the raid.”
@Mamoun_sy put the death toll as high as 28 with 40 more wounded, and also said that the regime was responsible.
The same figures were given by Syria News Desk, though this source attributed the civilian harm to “Russian warplanes targeting [the neighbourhood) with parachute bombs”.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the toll at 17 and pointed to Russia, while Enabbaladi blamed “Russian and Syrian planes”.
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.