Up to three civilians were reportedly killed in an airstrike on the al Ma’adi neighbourhood of Aleppo – though it is unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.
Halab News reported that the three unidentified civilians were killed “following Russian enemy raids” on al Ma’adi.
Whilst other sources confirmed that there were airstrikes in al Ma’adi on this day, no others mentioned civilian casualties.
The source Syrian Press Center reported that whilst Russia were providing air support to the regime on this day, it was in fact the regime who “launched a fierce attack on the neighbourhood of al Ma’adi”.
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.