Between four and eight civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Aleppo’s Al Ma’adi neighbourhood, sources on the ground reported.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “four victims died in suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Al Ma’adi neighborhood in Aleppo city, December 7, 2016.”.
However, other sources – Syria Mubasher, LCCSY, and Syria rev news – put the death toll at eight, and also blamed Russia.
Halab News listed eight unidentified civilian victims killed in “Russian raids on al Ma’adi neighbourhood”.
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.