Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1018

Incident date

July 18, 2016

Location

Al Maysar, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.212011, 37.171227 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

In multiple alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes which struck residential buildings, in Aleppo’s Al Maysar neighbourhood, a family of five and an elderly man were reportedly killed.

BBC reported that “according to opposition source, Russian warplanes launched extensive shelling in Kafr hamra and Al-Maysar.”

AMC News blamed the Assad regime for the strike, while Al Jazeera pointed to both the regime and Russia.

But reports by Smart New, Halab Today and Jisrtv attributed the event to solely Russia.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, there were “no less than six raids” on Al Maysar – though Halab Today pout the number as high as 12.

Alabary News reported  that “warplanes thought to be Russian struck a building and killed a family of a mother, a father, and three children who were living in the building.”

Halab News named identified five victims, seen below, including two children.

Qasioun said that seven other civilians were injured in the airstrike, adding that many were in a critical condition.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Mohammed Hussein Al-Zukhri Age unknown male killed
  • Saleh Mohammed Al-Zukhri 5 years old male killed
  • Abdul-Kader Mohammed Al-Zukhri Child male killed
  • Badriya Lhamdeya 38 years old female killed
  • Saleh Mohammad Diyab 70 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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

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Media
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    An injured man is rescued from the rubble caused by alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes which targeted a residential area in Al Maysar. 18th July 2016. (via, Mohammed Hasami tweet)
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    A body dragged from the rubble. Al Maysar., 18th July 2016. (via, Mohammed Hasami tweet)
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    Civilians being rescued from under the rubble following the airstrikes on Al Maysar neighbourhood, Aleppo (via AMC)
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    Civilian child victim of the alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes which targeted a residential area in Al Maysar. 18th July 2016. (via, Mohammed Hasami tweet)
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    Civilians in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes which targeted a residential area in Al Maysar. 18th July 2016. (via, Mohammed Hasami tweet)
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    Injured civilians of the alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes which hit a residential area in Al Maysar. 18th July 2016. (via iphs _tr tweet)

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
    5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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

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