As many as 14 civilians were killed and between 15 and 24 were wounded in an aerial bombardment which struck Idlib city. It is unclear who was to blame, with most sources attributing blame to Russia, and some sources blaming the Syrian regime.
Smart News reported that according to two activists, the bombing of the warplanes struck “Al-Arbaeen Street and al-Madinah roundabout”.
According to sources, as many as seven children, one man and up to three women were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that four of the children were from the same family, and two of the children were from another family. Additionally, it was reported that the death toll was expected to rise due to the severity of the injuries.
Sources reported that many civilians were trapped under the rubble due to the extensive material damage.
One source reported that missiles were used in the raid. There were as many as 18 raids on the city.
The incident occured during the day.
- Wafaa Hassan Mohamamd Al Hassan Age unknown killed
- Sham Fahed Hsseino 3 years old female killed
- Hassan Mohammad Hassan 38 years old male killed
- Aya Ramadan al Himsi 7 years old killed
- Omar Fahed Hsseino 4 years old male killed
- Aya Ramadan 11 years old killed
- Nadia Ramadan Age unknown killed
- Shadia al Omar 24 years old from Maar Shoureen killed
- Mohammad Himsi 3 years old male killed
- Suheila Ramadan Child killed
- Hasna Ramadan Age unknown killed
- Shaima Hussaino Age unknown killed
- A child from the Hussaino family Child killed
- Hassan Ahmed El Hassan Age unknown male killed
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 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.”