Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1185

Incident date

August 22, 2016

Location

الأنصاري, Al Ansari (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1529125, 37.075864 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that between two and six civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike on the Al Ansari neighbourhood of Aleppo.

The lowest death count was given by the Syrian Network for Human Rights – at two non-combatants.

However, all other sources said that six civilians died. The majority of the reports blamed Russia, though a number didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

According to LCCSY, ”Russian Aviation committed a massacre in the Ansari neighborhood which claimed the lives of six civilians – in the initial count – and wounding of more as a primary outcome and wounding others”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on An Ansari. (via JisirTV)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]