Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1237

Incident date

September 7, 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

As many as 28 civilians died and up to 57 more were wounded in airstrikes on the Sukkari neighbourhood in Aleppo, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

Sources reported three or four raids, with the lowest civilian death toll given as 12 by Ara news.

Syria News Desk reported that “20 civilians were killed, including five children, and more than 15 others were wounded due to the Russian warplanes targeting the popular vegetable market and residential buildings in the central neighborhood of al Sukkari with two rockets. Abu Mohammed al-Halabi of Syria News Desk said that buildings collapsed on top of their occupants”.

Smart was among many sources attributing the event to Moscow. It reported that as well as the strike on the vegetable market, there was shelling “near Al-Ikhlas mosque”. It put the death toll as 28 civilians including 17 women and children with a further 49 people injured.

Elwatan also said 28 died but added that as many as 57 were also wounded.

According to LCCSY, also blaming Russia, most of those killed and wounded were women and children – victims of “two vacuum missile attacks on the residential houses”.

However, Zamanalwasl, AMC and Alitihadpress said that the regime was responsible.

A number of other sources didn’t apportion blame, referring only to “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khalil Abdul-Ghani Kazaz 40 years old killed
  • Jamil Mohammed Sa’eed 52 years old killed
  • Hussein Mahmood Al-Jasim 12 years old killed
  • Ahmad Salem Ashrafi 23 years old killed
  • Ahmad Bader Aldeen Banshi 18 years old male killed
  • Ali Al-shaghel Age unknown killed
  • Mahmood Mahmood Age unknown male killed
  • Unidentified child 2 years old killed
  • Murjan 7 years old killed
  • Abdo Abdallah Rahhal Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 28
  • (5 children3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–57
  • 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 (39) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

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    The White Helmets rescue mission in Sukkari, Aleppo. Footage contains distressing and graphic material of both wounded and killed civilians (Youtube via Insaan Rights Watch)
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    A civilian covered in blood in Sukkari, the human impact of alleged Russian warplane shelling (via Smart)
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    A street scene in Sukkari following alleged Russian warplane shelling. Local people stand over the bodies of victims and blood covers the street (via Zamanalwasl)
  • The White Helmets alongside local people in Sukkari - upheaval caused by suspected Russian shelling (via Baladi)
  • Civilians survey the destruction on a street in Sukkari, Aleppo, full of rubble following suspected Russian shelling (via Syrianpc)
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    Distressed civilians in Sukkari - bodies of victims on stretchers and trees fallen, the impact of alleged Regime warplane shelling (via Alitihadpress)
  • The search for wounded civilians continued into the night in Sukkari (Tweet via @HalabNewsN)
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    One of the children who survived the suspected warplane shelling on Sukkari (Tweet via @HalabTodayTV)
  • Buildings burn in Sukkari, the consequences of alleged warplane shelling (Tweet via @aa_arabic)
  • A child civilian cleaned and treated for wounds sustained in alleged Russian shelling on Sukkari (Tweet via @AleppoAMC)
  • The destroyed streets of Sukkari, Aleppo. The aftermath of suspected Russian warplane shelling (via HNN Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Local people survey the scene in Sukkari - mass material destruction and civilian cost, the impact of suspected Russian shelling (via HNN Facebook) [Page no longer available accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Russian warplanes allegedly struck Sukkari - the photograph shows significant damage to buildings in addition to the human cost (via HNN Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Significant material destruction in Sukkari, Aleppo (via HNN Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Small children treated by medics in Sukkari for injuried sustained in alleged Russian warplane shelling (via AMC)
  • Two young children weep in the streets of Sukkari, their father was killed by alleged Russian warplanes (Youtube via AMC)
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    Distressing footage of children wounded and crying whilst receiving medical treatment in Sukkari (Youtube via AMC)

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
    10 – 28
  • (5 children3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–57
  • 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 (39) [ collapse]