Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1249

Incident date

September 10, 2016

Location

صلاح الدين, Salahuddin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1874206, 37.1204853 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to 10 civilians including three named children from the same family died and as many as dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on Aleppo’s Salahudeen neighbourhood, according to local media. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though a report by Buraq media which cited the use of “explosive barrels” in the attack means that the Syrian regime can’t be ruled out.

Egynews reported that “according to the Syrian Observatory, 10 civilians were killed in shelling in regime controlled areas in Salahudeen – and the number is likely to rise due to the severity of injuries”.

Multiple sources reported the death of a female child. Some didn’t identify the warplanes responsible, though Halabtoday, Alamawi and HNN pointed to Russia.

Syriafree339 tweeted a very graphic image showing a dead girl, who had lost a limb, commenting “this isn’t a doll; it is a little girl who was killed in Salahudeen due to Russian warplanes shelling.”

The pro-Assad source SyriaWatanNews tweeted the names of three victims (all children from the same family) but didn’t apportion blame.

24Aleppo put the death toll at seven, but didn’t named the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Yehya Jaber 12 years old killed
  • Umar Jaber 5 years old
  • Abdur-Rahman Jaber 12 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 10
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Yehya Jaber, Umar Jaber, Abdur-Rahman Jaber - a family of civilians allegedly killed in Russian warplane shelling on Salah Aldeen (Tweet via @SyriaWatanNews)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A very graphic photograph of a young girl, dismembered and killed in suspected Russian warplane shelling on Salahudin (Tweet via @Syriafree339) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]

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
    3 – 10
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]