Between five and 11 civilians were reported killed including two children in three airstrikes on Al Bab, according to multiple reports. Shahba Press claimed that “Russian warplanes launched three air strikes on al Bab City, which resulted in the deaths of five people, including two children, in addition to a large number of injuries and widespread destruction in the public property and homes of citizens.”
The Daesh-linked agency Al A’maq later raised the civilian death toll to 11 citing a medical source, but did not say whether the Assad regime or Russia was responsible. Syria 2011 named four victims who it said were “killed by Russian air raids on the city of Al Bab today.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Abdul Ghani Ali Kirmani Age unknown male killed
- Khaled Ahmed Kirmani Age unknown killed
- Zakaria Marwan Hamadeh Age unknown killed
- Mohamed Ahmed Sidamr Age unknown male killed
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Reports of the incident mention the city of Al Bab (الباب), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.371972, 37.51631. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
Original strike reports
No Russian reports were published for December 16th-18th 2016.