Eight named civilians – including six children – died in alleged Russian and regime raids on Idlib, according to sources on the ground.
Smart News Agency reported: “Two civilians were also killed and others were wounded by the bombing of the warplanes on Al-Arbaeen Street and Maarat Al Nisrin roundabout in the city of Idlib, according to two activists.”
Misrennabd added that there had been “four martyrs and 20 wounded as a result of four raids by the Russian air force that targeted different neighborhoods of Idlib”.
Halab News named eight civilians from two families, killed “following raids by the Russian and Assad enemies on the city of Idlib”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (5)
Family members (3)
Sources (10) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention Al-Arbaeen street and Maarat Al Nisrin roundabout being struck. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for the roundabout are 35.937027, 36.635566.
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.”