Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1220

Incident date

September 4, 2016

Location

الزربة, Al Zorba, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.06763, 36.97987 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One child died and other civilians were wounded in an airstrike on Al Zorba, according to local media. Most sources blamed Russia, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to both Russia and Syrian regime.

Syrian Press Centre, Syrian News, Alwatan and the Smart News Agency all said that several civilians were wounded in a Russian strike. Smart put the number at four.

According to the Step News Agency, one child was wounded. The source also said that Russia was responsible.

However, the Shaam News Network reported that “Russian and Assad’s aircraft launched intensive air raids bomb using phosphorous and cluster bombs on the neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo”, including Al Zorba, where one civilian died and others were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Salal Jweid 15 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Photographs of material destruction in Al Zorba following alleged Russian strikes (Tweet via @thiqanewsagency)

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 September 1st – 30th 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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]