Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS114

Incident date

November 3, 2015

Location

حي بستان القصر, Bustan al Qasr (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19569, 37.14229 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources that claimed the death of between six and eight civilians including three children and injury of 12 more in an alleged Russian airstrike on Bustan al Qasr.

Several houses were also reportedly destroyed.

VDC released the names of 8 people that killed, including three children as result of the strike.

Additionally, the Violations Documentation Center reported that an adult male, named as Mostafa Assem al-Arki, was killed after an alleged strike by Russian warplanes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad al-Bab Adult male Warplane shellinga killed
  • Mohammad Dahrouj Adult male Warplane shellinga killed
  • Fares Qonbori Adult male Warplane shellinga killed
  • Marwa Hasan Child female Warplane shellinga killed
  • Amer Hasan Child male Warplane shellinga killed
  • Mohammad Zaerour Child male Warplane shellinga killed
  • Mahmoud Hawout Adult male Warplane shellinga killed
  • Omer Hawout Adult male Warplane shellinga killed
  • Mostafa Assem al-Arki, Adult male

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (3–4 children1 woman6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath destruction caused by the alleged bombing of Russian air strike to the neighbourhood of Bustan Al-Qasr 3-11-2015
  • the photo shows the destruction left by Russian planes on Bustan al Qasr and Al Mashhad neighbourhoods in Aleppo.
  • The photo shows the destruction left by alleged Russian planes on Bustan al Qasr and Al Mashhad neighbourhoods in Aleppo.
  • The photo shows the destruction left by alleged Russian planes on Bustan al Qasr and Al Mashhad neighbourhoods in Aleppo.

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 confirms carrying out strikes in Homs governorate in its report covering November 6th-9th 2015: “Near Mahin (Homs province), the aviation carried out a strike against a large-sized weapon and ammunition depot of the Jabhat al-Nusra grouping. Militants stored small arms, large-caliber machine guns, grenade launchers, and ammunition in two hangars. These weapons were reserved for militants arrived in Syria from abroad. It is to be mentioned that the information on this object was obtained from representatives of the Syrian opposition. Objective monitoring data confirmed complete destruction of the depots and their contents after the hit of the Russian aviation.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (3–4 children1 woman6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]