Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1230

Incident date

September 6, 2016

Location

عندان, Anadan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.29353, 37.04466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One civilian male died in an alleged Russian airstrike on the grand mosque in Anadan, according to local media.

On Sept 12th, HNN reported his death was “due to wounds sustained following Russian enemy raid on the Great Mosque in Anadan a week ago, he is from the town, and a civilian.”

Other sources reported that Russian had destroyed the mosque and published images showing the ruins – though none of these reports mentioned civilian casualties.

Qasioun, blaming “warplanes”, said that the building was “the oldest mosque in Anadan”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Abdallah Za’rour 39 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Images of the interior destruction in the Grand Mosque in Anadan - the impact of suspected Russian missiles (Tweet via @ 2011syriafree)
  • The Grand Mosque in Anadan, destroyed in suspected Russian warplane attacks on the town (Youtube via Thiqa)
  • Further footage of the Grand Mosque, completely destroyed by alleged Russian warplane attacks (Youtube via Anadan Media Center)
  • A photograph taken from inside the demolished Grand Mosque in Anadan (Tweet via @RevolutionSyria)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]