As many as four civilians – including two girls and two women – were killed due to alleged Russian warplane shelling on Al A’kola al Sharqiya, Aleppo. Both sources blamed Russian warplanes.
Must be noted the two children from the Zgeer family are also mentioned in RS1792, an airstrike on Al Atarib, Aleppo. It is unclear where they died.
There are no other details at this time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- From Al-Zugheir family 1 Child female killed
- From Al-Zugheir family 2 Child female killed
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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.