Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1225

Incident date

September 5, 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

A family of six died in an air or artillery strike on Aleppo’s al Sukkari neighbourhood, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

ZamanAlwasel, Kalimahora and LCCSY blamed Russia, with LCCSY pointing to a vacuum missile attack on a residential building.

However, other sources such as the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the Shaam News Network and AMC, said that the regime was responsible.

According to Alamaiw, “regime helicopters shelled the neighbourhood with gas cylinders”.

Halab Today published an image of “an unexploded missile fired by regime forces” [see image below], reporting that there had been “dozens killed and injured following an intense missile and artillery attack”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Six members of the Al Ahmad family killed
  • Jom’a Habon 11 years old injured
  • Ahmad Sabbagh 7 years old killed

Summary

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

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • Images of Al Sukkari - the aftermath of alleged Russian shelling (Tweet via @Alresalahpress)
  • Mass material destruction in Al Sukkari - the result of suspected Russian aerial bombardment (via Enab Baladi)
  • Mass material destruction in Al Sukkari - the result of suspected Russian aerial bombardment (via Enab Baladi)
  • The White Helmets at the scene in Al Sukkari following suspected warplane shelling (via Enab Baladi)
  • One of the White Helmet rescue team holds a baby in his arms - saved from the destruction in Al Sukkari (via Enab Baladi)
  • A street full of rubble in Al Sukkari - the consequences of alleged warplane shelling (via Enab Baladi)
  • A man holds a baby in his arms - resuced from the alleged Russian warplane shelling (via RFS)
  • A photograph of one of the missiles in Al Sukkari - the source suspected six killed (Tweet via @shbabRevolution)
  • Jom’a Habon, 11, was injured due to warplanes shelling in Al-Sukkari (Tweet via @IranArabSpring)
  • The White Helmets scour the rubble for survivors in Al Sukkari (Tweet via @kalimahorra1)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A graphic image of Ahmad Sabbagh aged 7 years. Allegedly hit by an explosive barrel bomb on Marya street (Tweet via @farmaneMehrdad)

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
    2 – 6
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]