Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1078

Incident date

August 1, 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

Three civilians were killed and several others injured, including women and children, in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Marja, according to local sources.

According to HNN Russian planes carried out several raids “leading to the death of three people and causing material damage”.

The Shaam News Network reported that “activists said the Russian air force targeted Marjah district with rockets, civilian houses were directly targeted, causing the fall of three martyrs and a number of injured. Civil defence teams worked to take them to medical hospitals.”

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime. It also put the death toll at three.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A damaged car in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Syrianpc)
  • A compilation of images not necessarily directly from this incident. (via, Almarja huzun halep)

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 August 1st – 10th 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
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]