Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1309

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

حي طريق الباب, Tareeq al-Bab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.207438, 37.1990204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local media reported between two and nine civilians were killed and several others injured by a bombing on residential buildings in the Tareeq al Bab neighbourhood in Aleppo – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime was responsible.

Some outlets reported napalm was used in the bombings, which were attributed both to the regime and to Russian warplanes.

Multiple photographs and videos captured the destruction of several homes, and according to an LCCSY Facebook post on September 23rd, civilians were still trapped under the rubble.

The Step News Agency tweeted that four people had been pulled alive from the building, while Alwatan reported on September 24th that a search was ongoing for four people still trapped.

@RadioAlKul said that four casualties in Tareeq al Bab were the result of Russian strikes. Ara News also reported four deaths, as did the Shaam News Network.

However, Qasioun and Syrians News reported nine casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Badr Mi’rawi Child male killed
  • Ahmad Sheikh Dibo Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 9
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Rescuing team trying to extinguish the fire caused by the contested airstrikes on Tareeq al-Bab, Aleppo (via AMC)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Tareeq al-Bab, Aleppo (via Smart News)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Tareeq al-Bab, Aleppo (via Smart News)
  • The contested airstrikes left parts of Tareeq al-Bab complete destroyed (via ShahbaPress)
  • Remnants of the weaponry targeting of Tareeq al-Bab, Aleppo (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Tareeq al-Bab after being hit by the contested airstrikes (Aleppo AMC)

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
    2 – 9
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]