Six civilians from one family (a man, his wife and their four sons) died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Aleppo’s Bazza square, according to local media.
The victims, from the Walid Khasim family, were named by Halab News and the Violations Documentation Center. Both of these sources attributed the deaths to Russia.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (6)
- Ahmed Mohamed Walid Khasim Adult male killed
- The wife of Mohammed Walid Khasim Adult female killed
- Son of Mohammed Walid Khasim 1 Child male killed
- Son of Mohamed Walid Khasim 2 Child male killed
- Son of Mohammed Walid Khasim 3 Child male killed
- Son of Mohammed Walid Khasim 4
Sources (4) [ collapse]
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.”
Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 2016.