Up to five civilians were reportedly killed in shelling on Palmyra, according to local media.
The source, Al Natek, reported that there was “heavy shelling targeting the city of Douma by Russian aviation”.
A later report from the same source stated that an “Al Jazeera correspondent reported that five were dead and a number wounded in an initial toll of Russian bombing on the city of Palmyra.”
There was no further information as to how many civilians were injured.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ 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.”