One person was killed and several others were wounded in an alleged raid on a market place in Al Atarib, Aleppo, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame with some blaming Russian warplanes and others the Syrian regime.
According to sources, there was extensive damage due to missiles and cluster bombs. There is photographic evidence to support this claim.
Footage shows a civilian being transported to a medical facility in an ambulance in the immediate aftermath of the raid.
Sources noted the use of cluster and phosphorous bombs.
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 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.”
Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 2016.