Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1045

Incident date

July 24, 2016

Location

كرم الطحان, Karam Tahan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.196287, 37.181253 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including children died and more were wounded in an airstrike on Karam Tahan, local sources reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible for the casualties.

According to Arabstoday, “four people were killed and three were injured due to three Russian warplanes raids in Karm Al-Tahhan”.

Zakaria Nassan reported “a bombardment in Karm Al-Tahhan in Aeppo with missiles, killing five people including children and injuring others including women and children”, but didn’t identify the culprit.

Qasioun blamed “explosive barrels”, while Buraq published graphic footage depicting “horrifying scenes after shelling by Assad warplanes”.

Other sources blamed both Russia and the regime or didn’t name the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Distressing footage of the makeshift clinic in Karam Tahan, Aleppo - where civilians were treated following alleged Regime attacks (Youtube via Buraq
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    Dead and wounded child civilians in Karam Tahan after suspected Russian or Regime attacks (Tweet via @ZakariaNassani)
  • Karam Tahan surveyed by The White Helmets following alleged Russian or Regime attacks - the destruction to buildings was significant in the neighbouhood (Youtube via Buraq)
  • Footage of local people, angered by the impact of suspected warplane shelling on their neighbourhood (Youtube via Qasioun)

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
    4 – 5
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]