Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1236

Incident date

September 7, 2016

Location

تادف, Tadif, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.34857, 37.531501 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to 19 civilians including six children died and up to 50 more were wounded in air and/or artillery strikes on Tadef in Aleppo, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible: the majority blamed Russia (citing the use of cluster bombs), though there were also allegations against the Syrian regime and Turkey.

Radio Alkul was among several sources that referred to “unidentified warplanes”. It put the death toll at ten with “dozens” more wounded.

Qasioun reported that it had been unable to identify whether the warplanes were Russian or Syrian. It also put the death toll at 10 with 30 more civilians injured.

However, according to gate Ahram, Turkish warplanes carried out the attack.

Souriat also reported on the allegations against Turkey – as well as providing more details on the event and the victims. It said: “Activists on social networking sites said that Turkish warplanes targeted Tadef, killing and wounding civilians. But sources in the city Tadef denied that the Turkish aviation targeted the town. It confirmed that the warplanes which carried out raids that killed ten civilians, but that the culprit was either Russian or the Syrian regime.

“The Ronaha channel on Facebook has published a story saying that the Turkish aviation targeted the town, then the channel published a story accusing the Syrian regime, without deleting the previous news. At the same time, activists quoted by the agency Hawar said that Turkey targeted Tedef, but the Hawar agency said that in fact the Syrian regime carried out the raids”.

Sources blaming the regime included Abdalghfourbyab, and LCCSY. the latter put the death count at 19 with 50 more wounded.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 14 civilians died including 10 members from one family. Al Jazeera put the death toll at 15.

Syrian News Desk, meanwhile said that a Russian aerial bombardment had coincided with regime artillery strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Mohammed Asmaee Adult male killed
  • Son of Mohammed Asmaee Child killed
  • Son of Mohammed Asmaee Child killed

Family members (2)

  • A civilian from Sado Hamid’s family killed
  • A civilian from Sado Hamid’s family killed

Family members (2)

  • A civilian from the Wahab family killed
  • A civilian from the Wahab family killed
  • A civilian from the Ubaid family Age unknown killed
  • A civilian from the Kharenq family Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 19
  • (1–6 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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, Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike with cluster bombs on Tadef, Aleppo, Sept 7th (via AlKhaleejNews)
  • Remnants of cluster bombs found in Tadef, Aleppo - the source alleged Russian warplanes responsible (via AlKhaleejNews)
  • A man carries a civilian child in his arms who appears either wounded or killed in suspected warplane shelling (Tweet via @Alkhabar)
  • SN4HR report entitled: ‘no less than 49 massacres in September 2016 including 46 at the hands of the russian and Syrian regimes’ details impact of strikes in Tadef, Aleppo (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

  • SN4HR report entitled: ‘no less than 49 massacres in September 2016 including 46 at the hands of the russian and Syrian regimes’ details impact of strikes in Tadef, Aleppo (PDF via SN4HR) [English]

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

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 19
  • (1–6 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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, Turkish Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]