Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1188

Incident date

August 23, 2016

Location

حي المشهد, Al Mashad (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1834027, 37.1369648 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians died and dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Aleppo’s Mashhad neighbourhood, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the regime. Local media outlets said that a popular bakery had been struck.

LCCSY initially reported that Russia carried out a “vacuum missile attack” – though the source later appeared to change its position and blame “Assad’s helicopters”.

Ara was the only other source that blamed Russia, reporting that six civilians died in the raid on the bakery.

The majority of sources, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Halab News and AMC attributed the event to “explosive barrels dropped from regime helicopters.” Most reports put the death count at three.

The Violations Documentation Center listed five unidentified adult males, and blamed “Syrian government and affiliated militias” for their deaths.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • A child sits among the ruins of Aleppo's Mashhad neighbourhood, following a strike on Aug 24th. (via AMC. Photographer: Thaer Mohammed).
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on a bakery in Al Mashad. (via, Halab Today)
  • Aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on a bakery in Al Mashad. (via, Halab Today)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, AMC)
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    A baby is pulled from the rubble, 23rd August 2016. (via, Syrian PC)
  • A man clears the rubble from outside his home. (via, Aleppo AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, Alepp AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, Aleppo AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Mashad. (via, Alepp AMC)

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
    3 – 5
  • (5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]