Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS101

Incident date

October 30, 2015

Location

حي ‫‏صلاح الدين, Salahudin (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1874206, 37.1204853 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

As many as five civilians were reported killed in an alleged Russian strike at Salaheddin. According to the White Helmets “The civil defence rushed to the scene and pulled out five bodies including children. Several wounded were rescued.

Smart News later published footage showing significant damage to residential apartments. One eyewitness named as Amer told the channel “we were bombed by the Russian planes and we lost two martyrs and five are wounded. We don’t have Free Syrian Army or anyone, we’re all civilian here.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A child rescued from scene of alleged Russian airstrikle at Salaheddin, October 30 (via White Helmets)
  • Rescuers following an alleged Russian airstrike at Salaheddin, October 30 (via White Helmets)
  • The civil defence rushed to the scene and pulled out 5 bodies including children. Several wounded were rescued. (via White Helmets)
  • photo of the aftermath of the strike (via SNN)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian MoD issued no report for the period October 28th-30th 2015. A monthly summary was issued on the evening of October 30th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]