Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1311

Incident date

September 23, 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 media, a man named Mohammad Houri and an unidentified woman were killed, along with as many as 11 others, with dozens more wounded, by cluster bombs striking the al Sukkari neighbourhood in Aleppo. Some reports said the regime struck the neighbourhood, while others implicated Russian forces.

Syrians News claimed the most casualties, stating “in addition to dropping barrel bombs, Assad’s helicopters fired artillery and rocket launchers, killing 13 civilians, mostly women and children, and wounding dozens of others.”

Smo-sy News said Russian aviation accounted for 11 civilian deaths, also noting that the dead were mostly women and children.

Smart News reported that Russian bombings of three neighbourhoods, including al Sukkari, killed 30 civilians in total.

@TRTAlarabiya, @mediacenterfr, @ALAMAWI, @RFS_NORTH all corroborated reports of cluster and barrel bombs being used on the neighbourhood.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad Houri Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 13
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Civilians standing in the rubble in the aftermath of the contested airstrikes on al-Sukkari (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes on al-Sukkari, leaving parts of the area complete destroyed (via Baladi News Network)

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 – 13
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]