Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1129

Incident date

August 12, 2016

Location

الفردوس, Al Fardous (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.180995, 37.151892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between five and 20 civilians were killed and up to 30 more were wounded, including women, when warplanes launched two airstrikes against the neighbourhood of Fardous. The airstrikes reportedly struck the local market.

Syrian Newsdesk and @RadioAlKul blamed Russian warplanes. However, All4Syria and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the use of barrel bombs thrown from helicopters – a weapon used by the Assad regime.

A video posted by AMC showed the physical destruction caused by the airstrikes, which destroyed many buildings and businesses.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 20
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–30
  • 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

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Media
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in a medical facility in Al Fardous following an alleged raid. (via AMC)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in a medical facility in Al Fardous following an alleged raid. (via AMC)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in an ambulance in Al Fardous following an alleged raid. (via AMC)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in a medical facility in Al Fardous following an alleged raid. (via AMC)
  • An injured woman. (via AMC)
  • Injured civilians. (via, AMC)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in a medical facility in Al Fardous following an alleged raid. (via AMC)
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    An injured civilian receives medical treatment in a medical facility in Al Fardous following an alleged raid. (via AMC)
  • An injured civilian. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian an Syrian Regime raid on the market in Al Fardous. (via, JisirTV)
  • A news bulletin showing the aftermath of the incident. (via, AMC)

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 12th – 13th 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
    5 – 20
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–30
  • 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]