Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1298

Incident date

September 22, 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

According to local sources, at least four and as many as 11 civilians were killed, with dozens more wounded, in alleged Russia or Assad regime airstrikes on the al Sukkari neighborhood in Aleppo.

Some sources attributed the strikes to regime helicopters, while others accused Russian aircraft. Al Sukkari had been bombed relentlessly over the prior week, making it difficult to distinguish between strikes. Among the casualties were at least three men and a woman dead, and at least one child wounded.

Most sources claimed five dead. For instance, the RFS Media Office tweeted that two barrel bombs dropped on al Sukkari killed five martyrs. Alwatan News reported the same figure, and referred to civilians still trapped under the rubble. A six-storey building was completely destroyed in the strikes, according to Alayam News.

@SRG_Syria, however, tweeted that seven were killed, and according to Akhbaralaan News eleven died with 37 more wounded.

@ALAMAWI tweeted a photograph of a child wounded in the bombings.

Most reports blamed the regime, but a couple mentioned both regime helicopters and Russian aircraft.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 11
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30–37
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Civilians in the rubble in the aftermath of the contested strikes targeting Sukkari neighborhood, Aleppo (via Smart News)
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    Injured girl receiving treatment following the contested strikes on Sukkari neighborhood, Aleppo (via ALAMAWI)

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
    4 – 11
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30–37
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]