Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1253

Incident date

September 10, 2016

Location

حي بستان القصر, Bustan al Qasr (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19569, 37.14229 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to ten civilians died and as many as 20 more were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Bustan al Qasr, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

According to Shahed-ayan, “warplanes and artillery shelling in Bustan Al-Qaser killed 10 people and wounded others. The civil defense lifted the bodies from the rubble and took the wounded to hospitals.”

Baladi also blamed “warplanes and artillery shelling”, which it said wounded “more than 20” civilians in addition to ten killed.

Syria News Desk reported that “one civilian was killed and three others wounded following a Russian strike using vacuum missiles on Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood.”

The Smart News Agency and LCCSY also pointed to Russia an

Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.

d put the death toll at two.

However, both the Syrian Network for Human Rights and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights attributed the attack to the regime – putting the death count at four and three respectively.

Fouadhallak alleged the culprit was “Russian/Syrian warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–20
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmet rescue team arrives at the scene in Bustan al Qasr following susepcted Russian warplane shelling (Youtube via CDS)
  • Photographs of civilians under the rubble and material destruction in Bustan al Qasr. The aftermath of alleged Russian warplane shelling (Tweet via @thiqanewsagency)
  • A street in Bustan al Qasr following alleged Russian warplane shelling, the source alleged 10 civilians killed (Tweet via @Fouadhallak89)
  • Further destruction to buildings in the Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo. The impact of suspected Russian warplane shelling (via LCCSY)

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
    1 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–20
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]