Up to 11 civilians died, among them two young girls, and dozens of other civilians were injured in airstrikes on the Haydariya neighborhood of Aleppo according to local sources. While one report alleged that this was the work of Russia, others blamed the regime.
A local activist told Ara News that “the city of Aleppo saw the fall of a large number of dead and wounded, by aerial bombardment of the eastern neighborhoods of the city, as Syrian regime warplanes bombed the Alhaidariya district of the city, killing eight civilians and wounding dozens of others in a preliminary toll of the massacre.” The Syrian Network for Human Rights also attributed the death of two girls to the regime.
The White Helmets published several videos depicting the aftermath of the strikes, including very distressing footage of a young girl being pulled from the rubble during the rescue operation – though did not say who was responsible. It also published images of the aftermath of “several raids by warplanes on several of Aleppo’s neighbourhoods targeting al Ferdos, Al Maghayer, al Shi’ar, Al Haydarya“.
An initial report by Shaam News blamed Russia, reporting that “Activists said the shelling targeted civilian homes, causing the deaths of two girls and wounded five others from the same family, a father, mother and their three children who were rescued by the Civil Defense teams and transported medical hospitals amid continued shelling of the city of Aleppo.” RFS News and Al Jazeera Online also blamed Russia.
However, a later report by SNN was not clear whether this was a regime or Russian incident, saying that “Assad’s planes and Russian planes renewed their bombing of civilian homes in the neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo“. It also published two videos: ‘for the fifth day Aleppo drowns in blood and the raids don’t stop‘ and ‘The chaos of death chases the neighborhoods of Aleppo and no one calls for calm‘, but did not specify the neighborhoods.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “11 civilians including 2 children were killed by aerial bombardment targeted the neighborhoods of al-Hedaria, al-Ferdous, and al-Maghaeir“, adding that the death toll was likely to rise due to the severity of injuries. They did not say who the warplanes belonged to.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 30th.