Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1284

Incident date

September 19, 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

Local media reported between five and six dead from airstrikes in the neighbourhood of al Sukkari, Aleppo. Five fatalities were identified by name by both Halab News and Syria2011 News. In addition, both sources claimed a sixth death, of an anonymous, 35-year-old individual.

Most sources agreed that Russian warplanes were responsible. For example, LCCSY tweeted that “Russian aviation targeted the  neighbourhood of Sukkari in the city with cluster bombs.”

In a Facebook post, LCCSY also said that people were still stuck under the rubble after Russian warplanes carried out missile attacks on the residential buildings in the Maadi, Salhin, Marja, Sukkari, and Qatirji neighbourhoods in Aleppo city.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that “fixed-wing warplanes, believed to be Russian, fired missiles targeting the vicinity of a vegetable market in the Al Sukkari neighbourhood”.

But other sources said regime warplanes or helicopters were responsible. Shahbapress tweeted that regime planes used barrel bombs in al Sukkari, while JisirTV referred to “the massacre perpetrated by regime forces.”

Some sources did not distinguish between the regime and Russian forces: The Shaam News Network claimed: “after the end of the truce, the Russian/Assad enemy planes raided the neighbourhoods of the city of Aleppo and the surrounding towns.”

A YouTube video posted by The White Helmets showed attempts to extinguish a fire in a building.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Riad Tqiqh 46 years old male killed
  • Abu Raad al-Halabi 50 years old male killed
  • Ali Ajami 18 years old male killed
  • Diba Intibah 36 years old female killed
  • Amina Salah Obeid. 18 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 women3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Immediate aftermath of the strikes on al-Sukkari (via Syrianpc)
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    An injured civilian is treated following the strikes targeting al-Sukkari, Aleppo (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.

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
    5 – 6
  • (2 women3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]