Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1094

Incident date

August 3, 2016

Location

المنصورة, Al Mansoura, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1996458, 37.0546765 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Six named civilians died in an air or artillery strike on Al Mansoura in the western suburbs of Aleppo, local sources said.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, on “Wednesday evening 3 August 2016, alleged Russian warplanes carried out two airstrikes on the residential homes located in the northwestern areas of Al Mansoura town, located in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate – an under the control of armed opposition factions – resulting in the killing of six individuals (four children and two women) most of whom were from the same family.”

SN4HR, however, was the only source directly blaming Russia; others didn’t apportion blame, meaning that the regime can’t be ruled out. Furthermore, some sources stated that there had also been artillery shelling on Al Mansoura on this day.

No one else was reported injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Shahed Saleh Yusuf 4 years old named by Halab News killed
  • Fatima Saleh Yusuf 2 years old female named by Halab News killed
  • Mohammed Dib Saleh Yusuf 10 months years old male named by Halab News killed
  • Hala Yusuf Yusuf 5 years old named by Halab News killed

Family members (2)

  • Fatima Mohammed Al-Ahmad 23 years old female named by Halab News killed
  • Walla Juma Al-Ahmad 22 years old female named by Halab News killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children2 women)
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

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.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children2 women)
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]