Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1136

Incident date

August 13, 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

Up to 20 civilians died and dozens more were wounded in air and artillery strikes on the Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo, local sources reported. Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible – though several blamed both parties. According to Sky News and the Step News Agency, the raids took place on a popular market in the area.

Syria News Desk reported that “20 civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded following a raid by Russian aviation on the Fardous neighborhood. The bombing led to the complete collapse of a residential building.”

Other sources blaming Russia included Jisirtv and Baladi. Al Jazeera said that “two dozen people died and dozens more were wounded in Russian raids”.

However, other sources including Alyemen Today attributed the event to the regime.The Syrian Network for Human Rights (who gave the lowest death count of three including a child), reported the use of explosive barrels, while @ALAMAWI accused “Assad helicopters” of killing ten civilians.

Alsharq published general figures on civilian harm in Aleppo. It reported that “53 civilians were killed in the province of Aleppo as a result of shelling with rockets and cluster bombs by Russian and Assad regime warplanes on the neighbourhoods of Al Fardous, ‘Pilgrimage Bridge’ in Aleppo and the towns of Aouijl and Kfarahmrh and Hayan and Dara Aza in the countryside of the province”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 20
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • News bulletin reporting on the damage caused by the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid which struck Al Fardous, causing huge material destruction on 13th August 2016. (via, Aleppo AMC)
  • The aftermath of the incident in Al Fardous. (via, JisirTV)
  • Wounded civilians receiving medical treatment amidst chaos following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Alamawi)
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    Wounded civilians receiving medical treatment amidst chaos following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Alamawi)
  • Wounded civilians receiving medical treatment amidst chaos following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Alamawi)
  • Wounded civilians receiving medical treatment amidst chaos following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Alamawi)

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
    3 – 20
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]