Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1254

Incident date

September 10, 2016

Location

حي ‏المرجة‬, Marjah (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1855676, 37.1802235 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and fifteen civilians including one woman died and 43 more were reportedly wounded in an alleged Russia airstrike on Marja, according to local media.

Alamawi, Jisrtv, LCCSY all blamed Russia. In a video published by Piepers Umran (see below), a man says that Russian planes “targeted civilians as there are no militants in the neighbourhood”.

The majority of sources didn’t identify the culprit, referring only to “warplanes”. Alsoura put the death toll as high as 15 with 43 more injured – though most reports said that two people had died.

According to Al-Sharq, “the civil defense managed to recover an infant from under the rubble, who was still alive. He was 11 days old. But his mother and could not be rescued and was killed”. Paltimes2015 also reported the death of a woman, while AMC said that a woman was killed by her child survived after being lifted from the rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 15
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    43
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Footage of Marja in which a man alleged Russian warplanes struck civilians as there were no militants present in the neighbourhood (Youtube via Piepers Umran)
  • A female civilian killed and wrapped in cloth on the street of Marja - the consequence of suspected Russian warplane shelling (Tweet via @paltimes2015)
  • The child of the woman killed in alleged Russian shelling on Marja. Both were pulled from the rubble yet only the chld survived. (Tweet via @AleppoAMC)

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
    2 – 15
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    43
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]