Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1182

Incident date

August 22, 2016

Location

حي خان العسل, Khan al Asal, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.169667, 37.040255 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians – reportedly from the same family, according to some sources – died and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes which hit the Zahret-Almadaan area near Khan Al-Sal, local media said.

While the majority of sources blamed Russia, the Shaam News Network attributed the event to warplanes belonging to the Assad regime, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “governments warplanes and its allies”.

Many other sources didn’t identify the culprit, referring only to “warplanes”.

According to LCCSY, “three women and a child were martyred and six more civilians wounded in Russian strike. All casualties were from the same family”. A later report by the outlet, however, put the death toll at six, adding that “dozens” more people were injured.

Among other sources pointing to Russia were Syria News Desk, Halab Today and the Smart News Agency.

Dw news added that two children and two women died, while @ALAMAWI – who put the death count at four – said that seven more non-combatants were wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the strikes on the Zahret-Almadaan area near Khan Al-Sal.
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    A baby is dug from the rubble by the White Helmets after she was killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Khan al Asal. (via, The White Helmets)
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    A baby is dug from the rubble by the White Helmets after she was killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Khan al Asal. (via, The White Helmets)
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    A baby is dug from the rubble by the White Helmets after she was killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Khan al Asal. (via, The White Helmets)
  • A man is rescued from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, SOHR)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • A residential building which has been destroyed. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, AMC)
  • White Helmets looking for trapped civilians and clearing the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Khan al Asal. (via, Syrian PC)

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 20th – 31st 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
    4 – 6
  • (1–2 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]