Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1035

Incident date

July 23, 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

Eleven or twelve civilians died in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on Aleppo’s Al Fardous neighbourhood, according to local media.

Smart News reported that Russian warplanes carried out two raids on the town. The Syrian Network for Human Rights, however, blamed “the regime and its allies for the warplane shelling”.

The shelling reportedly caused mass destruction to the residential housing and many people were trapped under the rubble. According to a local news reporter, two families were rescued from under the rubble.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at four, including a woman and a child.

Orient News placed the number killed slightly lower at two. A local resident tweeted a photograph of Mohammad Rashid Nasr, who was killed in the airstrike.

LCCSY said  that as many as 12 civilians chad died. In Aleppo altogether they reported the deaths of 59 civilians, with six hospitals made out of service.

Halab Today said that six unidentified bodies were also found.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad Rashid Nasr Adult male Photographer killed
  • Jamil Mustapha 10 years old male killed
  • Ahmad Bilal 6 years old male killed
  • Ibtissam Kana’an Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammad Bassout Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 12
  • (2 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–35
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Destruction to the residential neighbourhood of Al Ferdous following two airstrikes by Russian and Assad regime warplanes. 23rd July 2016. (via HNN).
  • A member of the Civil Defence rescues a wounded child from under the rubble in Al Ferdous. 23rd July 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • Footage of the chaotic aftermath following the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • Footage of the chaotic aftermath following the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • Footage of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • Footage of the chaotic aftermath following the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Baladi-News Network)
  • Footage of the chaotic aftermath following the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Halab News Network)
  • Footage of the chaotic aftermath and civilians being rescued from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via AMC)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Syrianpc)
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    Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
  • Injured civilian following the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Smart News)
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    Mohammad Rashid Naser, reportedly victim of the contested warplanes shelling in Al-Ferdous, Aleppo (via Maraei_halabi tweet)
  • Child is being rescued from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via SN4HR)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous (via Step News Agency)
  • Destruction of al-Fardous following the contested airstrikes (via Halab News)
  • Destruction of al-Fardous following the contested airstrikes (via Halab News)
  • Destruction of al-Fardous following the contested airstrikes (via Halab News)
  • Injured civilians in the aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Fardous(via Baladi Network)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

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
    11 – 12
  • (2 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–35
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]