Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1042

Incident date

July 24, 2016

Location

حي ‏المرجة‬, Marjah (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1855676, 37.1802235 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians died and many more were wounded in an airstrike on Al Marja, local media reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime for the death of one child – and published an image of the victim.

Step, however, put the death toll at two and blamed both “Russian and Syrian  warplanes”. Step later reported that two women were killed and “others injured, including children”.

According to Shahba, a child and a woman were killed in a Russian strike.

Zakaria Nassani, who blamed only “warplanes”, also said that two women died and put the number of wounded at three.

Syria Mubashar and Shahba, however, put the number injured as high as 10 and blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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    Photographs of the destruction caused by suspected Russian warplanes at Al Marja (Tweet via @ZakariaNassani
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    A baby held in an adults arms, killed in alleged warplanes shelling on Al Marja (Tweet via @SN4HR)
  • A man carries a child victim wrapped in blankets, the aftermath of alleged warplane shelling (via Step)
  • The White Helmets search through the rubble in Al Marja after alleged warplanes shelling (via Step)
  • A mixture of local people and The White Helmets survey material destruction in Al Marja (via Step)
  • The scene of a demolished building in Al Marja, the results of suspected warplane shelling (via Step)
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    A member of the White Helmets holds an infant in his arms, allegedly killed by warplane shelling in Al Marja (via Step)

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
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]