Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1294

Incident date

September 21, 2016

Location

المواصلات, Al Mowasalat, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2188989, 37.2510338 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians were killed, including two children, after airstrikes allegedly waged by the regime or Russia, pummeled the al Mowasalat neighbourhood of Aleppo, local media reported. More civilians were trapped under rubble.

Several sorties were flown over Aleppo, and according to Islammemo “both planes and helicopters” were involved. Sources agreed that it was a “long bombardment,” per FocusAleppo News.

Baladi News said the warplanes struck several civilian homes in the liberated neighbourhoods.

@RadioAlKul tweeted that five civilians were killed, and more trapped under rubble, by regime warplanes. According to the Shaam News Network, these raids may have involved phosphorus and cluster munitions as well as rockets.

Photographs from Shehab Agency showed one body being carried out of a destroyed home, and a child being helped out.

Local media assessments of the number of dead varied: on September 21st, HalabTodayTV and the Syrian Network for Human Rights said at least three were dead. Most reports from that day claimed five dead, as did an Orient News report on the 22nd.

Alyemen reported that the bodies of two children were retrieved from the site.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting Al Mowasalat neighborhood, Aleppo (via Smart News)
  • Civil defense in the midst of the rubble caused by the contested aerial bombardment of the neighborhood Al Mowasalat, Aleppo (Thiqa News Agency)
  • Civil defense in the midst of the rubble caused by the contested aerial bombardment of the neighborhood Al Mowasalat, Aleppo (Thiqa News Agency)
  • Civil defense in the midst of the rubble caused by the contested aerial bombardment of the neighborhood Al Mowasalat, Aleppo (Thiqa News Agency)
  • Civilians are being rescued from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes on al-Mowasalat, Aleppo (via Shehab Agency)

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
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]