Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1187

Incident date

August 22, 2016

Location

حي السكري, Sukkari (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.17594, 37.14111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to 14 civilians including women and children died and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Sukkari, according to local media. Multiple sources reported that residential homes were struck and that fires broke out causing significant material damage. One source added that “the main market” was hit.

The lowest death count was given as five by AMC. However, the majority of sources said that 13 people were killed. The Smart News Agency and RFS Media Office put the figure at 14.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, four children were among the fatalities. Smart put the figure at two with three women also killed – and dozens more wounded.

Insaan Rights Watch published footage depicting the aftermath of what it referred to as a “horrific massacre by Russian aviation, which targeted or struck the main market in Al Sukkari”.

In an initial report, LCCSY blamed the regime, but then went on to attribute the event to Russia – as did all other reports, though some didn’t identify the culprit.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that “a woman and her uncle, two women and two children from two families died in an explosion on a shell factory in a building Sukkari neighborhood in Aleppo.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 14
  • (2–4 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–24
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, SN4HR)
  • Fires are extinguished by the civil defense in the aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • An injured man in the aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, Step)
  • Fires still alight in Sukkari following an alleged Russian raid. (via, Smart)
  • Fires still alight in Sukkari following an alleged Russian raid. (via, Shahed-ayan)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Sukkari. (via, Shahba Press)
  • Huge fires inside residential buildings and shops. (via, aleppopress)

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
    5 – 14
  • (2–4 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–24
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]