Up to six civilians including two women and two children died and dozens more were injured in raids on the Marja neighborhood of Aleppo, according to local sources – though it is unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that four civilians including two women died when “suspected Russian warplanes” fired missiles on Marja.
Activists told the Shaam News Network that “warplanes” (they didn’t identify them) targeted civilian homes, killing four non-combatants and injuring many more – most of them children.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, helicopters dropped barrel bombs on locations in the Marja neighbourhood. It also put the death toll at four, including at least two children – but did not say who the helicopters belonged to.
Mansoorhossein put the death toll at six, reporting that a “bakery was burned, and that the neighborhood is now without a bakery and a medical point”. It did not name the culprit.
Similarly, Alamawi said that the last bakery in the area was destroyed by the strike.
However, other sources including Al Jazeera and Jisr TV blamed the regime.
Other sources reported that civilians had been killed by helicopters, dropping “explosive barrels” – though it didn’t identify who they belonged to.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.