Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1025

Incident date

July 21, 2016

Location

حي المشهد, Al Mashad (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1834027, 37.1369648 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between six and nine civilians died in alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes on Aleppo’s Al Mashhad neighbourhood, according to sources on the ground. The majority of reports, including Al Jazeera, Buraq Media and Syrian PC, blamed the Assad regime for the airstrikes.

According to reports, there was both shelling and the use of explosive barrels which struck and destroyed civilian homes.

Eldora News reported that six people were killed, yet Syrian Press Center put the number slightly higher at nine. Syrian Press Center also claimed that as many as 25 people were injured. Enab News also put the number of injured very high at 20.

At the end of the day Shaam News Network reported that “Russian warplanes launched several raids missiles severe explosion that left significant damage amid news of the fall of many of the martyrs and the wounded”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–25
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Unidentified remains were picked from this wreckage following an airstrike in Al Mashhad. July 21st 2016, (via, Enab Baladi).
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    Chaotic aftermath of the strikes targeting al Mashhad neighbourhood, Aleppo, causing several deaths and many injuries (via the Civil Defence)
  • Chaotic aftermath of the strikes targeting al-Mashhad neighbourhood, Aleppo (via the Qasioun News))
  • Reporter says that regime shelling caused death and injury to the civilians in in Al-Mashhad, Aleppo (via Aljazeera)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Masha, Aleppo (via Eldorar)
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    Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Mashhad neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Enab News)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Mashhad neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Enab News)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Mashhad neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Enab 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
    6 – 9
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–25
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]