Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1057

Incident date

July 27, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to ten civilians died and as many as 20 others were wounded in an airstrike on a fruit and vegetable market in Al Sakhour, local media reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Ara, Madar Daily, Smart, Syrian Press Center, Qasioun, Syrian Human Rights Committee, JIsrtv, Ahbah7, Halab News, Shahba all blamed Russia for the attack, with death counts varying between five and ten civilians.

However, RFS, Al Jazeera and the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed towards the regime, while Orient and Halab Today blamed both the regime and Russia. Some other sources didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Saleh Adnan Baydon Age unknown killed
  • Abdo Ahmad al Omar 15 years old male killed
  • Mahmoud al Mahmoud 45 years old male killed
  • Mayss Hatem 3 years old killed
  • Mohammad Abdo Baydoun 32 years old male killed
  • Mostapha al Omar 25 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–20
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • A street in Al Sakhour, demolished by suspected warplanes (via RFS)
  • A member of the White Helmets carries a civilian to safety in Al Sakhour following alleged warplane shelling (via Syrianpc)
  • A local man walks through the rubble in a street in Sl Sakhour, destroyed by alleged warplane shelling (via SHRC)
  • Footage of the destruction in Al Sakhour following a "Russian massacre" according to the source (Youtube via Jisrtv)
  • Significant material destruction adds to the suspected human cost in Al Sakhour (Tweet via @ahbah)
  • The streets of Al Sakhour, demolished following suspected warplane shelling (Tweet via @thiqanewsagency)

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
    6 – 10
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–20
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]