Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1255

Incident date

September 10, 2016

Location

الميسر, Mayser, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.212011, 37.171227 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including one child died and as many as dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on the Mayser neighbourhood of Aleppo, according to sources on the ground – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

According to Zouhayrhnidel, “Russian warplanes destroyed 30 civilian houses and an unknown number martyrs were under the rubble” in the neighbourhood.

Baladi, LCCSY, the Smart News Agency and Syria News Desk all blamed Russia. Smart put the death toll at three including a child with seven more injured. However, Baladi reported that as many as five died with dozens more wounded.

However, Ajmurgen, the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Wamtimes attributed the event to the regime.

Some other sources didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the destruction in the Mayser of Aleppo following alleged Russian shelling (Youtube via Halab News)
  • Suspected Russian warplanes detroyed 30 civilian houses according to the source. Photographs reveal extensive material destruction (via @Zouhayrhnidel)
  • Destruction on the streets of Mayser neighbourhoos Aleppo, the consequences of alleged Russian warplane shelling (via Smart)
  • Signifcant material destruction in Mayser neighbourhood (via Aleppo White Helmets) [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 – 5
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]