Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1199

Incident date

August 30, 2016

Location

حي الصالحين, Salheen (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1807701, 37.167263 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians including between one and two children and a woman were killed and as many as dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Salheen, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russian warplanes or explosive barrels dropped from Assad regime helicopters caused the casualties.

The lowest death count was given as two by Jisrtv, who blamed Russia.

The majority of other sources, including LCCSY, Syrian Press Center, Chamtimes and @SYR_REV_NEWS also attributed the event to Moscow – putting the death count at five civilians. According to Syrian Press Center, one of the fatalities was a child. LCCSY added that “dozens were also wounded”.

However, the Smart News Agency said that this was the work of regime warplanes; while some other sources (Alyementoday, @aleppopress and @shahed_alep) blamed explosive barrels dropped from helicopters.

A report by Alyementoday said that “a woman and two children from the same family died when explosive barrels were dropped on explosive barrels on areas in the Salheen neighbourhood”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Civilians are rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings following an alleged raid on Salheen, August 30th 2016. (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
    2 – 5
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]