Between one and four civilians were killed and several more were wounded by air or artillery strikes, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime, on Jisr Al Haj, Aleppo, local sources reported.
Most sources reported the death of one man, while others merely referred to “several” victims. Halab News gave the highest death toll of four civilians.
Multiple sources said that a man’s car was struck.
Almost all sources pointed to Russia as the culprit, adding that phosphorus bombs were used.
However Halab News reported that the strikes were carried out by both Russia and the Syrian regime.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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.