Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1003

Incident date

July 14, 2016

Location

حي طريق الباب, Tareeq al-Bab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.207438, 37.1990204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Shuhada’a Al-Aqsa Mosque was struck in east Aleppo and destroyed following an airstrike carried about by both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, local media reported. The raid occurred in the morning of July 14th, according to the White Helmets. Between seven and ten civilians including an entire family were reportedly killed.

Smart News and Shahba News both blamed Russia for the targeted raid. Whereas, Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed towards the regime.

Smart News and Syrian Press Centre put the death toll at 10 civilians, with Syrian Press Centre commenting that “dozens” were wounded.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the numbers slightly higher at 13, and also commented that seven of those killed included women and children.

According to Al Jazeera, nine members of the same family were killed, including the Imam of the mosque.

According to several sources including Orient News, Tareeq al Bab was not the only area attacked by Russian warplanes on July 14th. They reported that Salheen was also raided with several deaths which brought the total up to 14 between both neighbourhoods. Shahba tweeted that “The number of the martyrs in Salheen has risen to six and number of martyrs in Tareek al Bab has risen to 10 due to Russian warplanes shelling in both neighbourhoods.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Ahmad Shatat Bin Mohammad Adult male killed
  • Rania Nai’imi Adult female killed
  • Ahmad and Rania's daughter 30 years old female killed

Family members (3)

  • Huda 32 years old male killed
  • Daughter of Huda, Fatima Shatat female killed
  • A second daughted of Huda 15 years old female killed

Family members (3)

  • Hiba Mohammad Shatat 26 years old killed
  • Mostapha Mohammad Shatat 12 years old killed
  • Ammar Mohamamd Shatat 3 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (3–5 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (21) [ collapse]

  • The remains of a mosque which was targeted and destroyed in an airstrike by Russian and the Assad regime in east Aleppo. The Imam and his entire family were killed. 14th July 2016, Tareeq al Bab. (via. LCCSY).
  • The Civil Defence (White Helmets) pulling wounded and dead civilians out of the rubble in Tareeq al Bab. 14th July 2016. (via White Helmets).
  • A correspondent reports on destruction in Tareek Al Bab due to alleged Russian warplanes shelling (Youtube Shahba)
  • The White Helmets work through the rubble and provide aid following an alleged Russian and Regime attack on the Shuhada'a Mosque (Youtube via The White Helmets)
  • Local people carry a civilian on a stretcher out of the destruction in Tareek al Bab (via Syrianpc)
  • Residential buildings destroyed by alleged warplane shelling in Tareek al Bab (via Syriahr)
  • A man raises his hands in the air in distress as The White Helmets uncover civilians in the rubble (via Milad Fadel)
  • Munitions allegedly fired by Russian and Regime warplanes discovered in Tareek al Bab after a suspected attack (via Milad Fadel)
  • A man carries a pile of books through the rubble in Tareek al Bab after suspected warplanes struck (via Milad Fadel)
  • Extensive destruction in Tareek al Bab, the impact of alleged Russian airstrikes (via Midal Fidel)
  • Impact of alleged warplane shelling on a treet in Tareek al Bab (via Sin)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    The Imam of the Shuhada'a Mosque killed in suspected airstrikes (Tweet via @islammemo_cc)
  • The White Helmets and locals carry a body away from the site of destruction in Tareek al Bab (Tweet by @SN4HR)
  • Photographs of the impact of alleged airstikes in Tareek al Bab (Tweet via @Step_Agency)
  • A blaze in Tareek al Bab caused by suspected airstrikes (Tweet by @bathn_allah)
  • The Civil Defense team work through the rubble in Tareek al Bab (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Two White Helmets provide assistance in Tareek al Bab (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • The White Helmets use a digger to move the material destruction in Tareek al Bab following alleged warplane strikes (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Described as a "massacre" in Tareek al Bab - the White Helmets provide aid (Youtube by The White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian offensive on the Tareek al Bab neighbourhood (via LCCSY)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A very distressing image of the Iman alleged killed in the Russian warplane attacks on his Mosque - Ahmad Shatat Bin Mohammad, born 1976. (via HNN Facebook)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 1st – 14th 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (3–5 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (34) [ collapse]