Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1016

Incident date

July 18, 2016

Location

القاطرجي, Al Qaterji (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1995518, 37.1815538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to 11 civilians including three children died and 15 more were wounded in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike which destroyed a four-story residential building in Aleppo’s Al Qaterji neighbourhood, local media reported.

According to BNN, earth missiles and cluster bombs were both used in the airstrike.

Smart News blamed Russian warplanes for the raid. Qasioun News also blamed Russia for the attack, as did as did Syrian Press Center and the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

However, LCCSY and other local news sources reported the airstrike to have been carried out by Assad regime warplanes.

Al Jazeera blamed both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes.

Enab Baladi reported that four people were killed in the attack. Jisrtv put the numbers slightly higher at nine.

Shahba Press added that 15 more people were wounded.

Qasioun reported that “tens were wounded, including women and children and many were taken to makeshift clinics”.

On the 19th of July, the day after the attack, Smart News reported that as many as 11 civilians had been killed with others injured, including women and children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Omar Kassas 35 years old male killed
  • Nihad Omar Kassas 12 years old killed
  • Mahmood Aswad 15 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Hamdo Makhzom 60 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Zakko Child male killed
  • An unidentified body Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (3 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    A local resident holds the body of a child following the airstrikes with earth missiles and cluster bombs which targeted a residential building. 18th July 206. (via, Shahba Revolution).
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    Civil Defence forces remove injured civilians and the dead from the rubble. 18th July 2016. (via, Jisrtv)
  • Footage shows the destruction in Al Qaterji, Aleppo after alleged Russian shelling (Youtube by Baladi)
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    A civilian child covered in rubble in Al Qaterji, Aleppo (via Syria-revolution)
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    The White Helmets put the dead in body bags - killed in alleged Russian warplane shelling. (via Smart)

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
    6 – 11
  • (3 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]