Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1012

Incident date

July 16, 2016

Location

الفردوس, Al Fardous (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.180995, 37.151892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

An entire family was killed in a missile attack which took place in the afternoon of July 16th on Aleppo’s Ferdous neighbourhood, according to local media. Sources said that explosive barrels and missiles struck the area, though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Orient news reported that six warplanes carried out the strikes.

Ara, Baladi News and Smart all blamed the regime.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the shelling to Russia.

Buraq Media reported that 12 people were killed, with five coming from one family. Syrian Press Centre put the number as high as 13 with 20 or so civilians  also wounded.

The HNN named six victims, listed below, and reported about another seven identified victims, including two women.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 13
  • (2 children1–3 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
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    A father and baby killed in an airstrike in Fardous, on 16th July 2016. (via, @chemicalmassacre tweet)
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    Footages showing civilians being dogged out from under the rubble after the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via HNN)
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    Footages showing the immediate aftermath and civilian casualties after the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Baladi News)
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    Footages of civilian victims following the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Sayf Al-Sama)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Buraq Media Foundation)
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    Victim of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via SN4HR)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Buraq Media Foundation)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Syrian Press Centre)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Step News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Step News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Step News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Step News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Step News)
  • Image of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Fardous, Aleppo (via Smart News)

Unknown Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 16th – 27th 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
    8 – 13
  • (2 children1–3 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]