Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1312

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

حي ‏المرجة‬, Marjah (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1855676, 37.1802235 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that five or six civilians from the same family were killed by Russian warplanes in al Marja, Aleppo.

Halab News reported identified four fatalities by name and added that an unidentified baby also was among the casualties.

Multiple sources claimed that the dead were from the same family, including @ShahbaPress, @shbabRevolution, @ALAMAWI, @HNMNEWS, and @news_shabab.

Enabbaladi News posted a graphic photograph of a dead child being pulled from the ruins. @ShehabAgency also tweeted a photograph of a very young child, as did @HNMNEWS and @shbabRevolution. AleppoAMC posted a video of the same moment on YouTube.

@SyrianEvent1 was among the majority of sources in putting the death toll at six.

Almasdar, Step News, and al-Buraq media noted that the strikes were part of a larger Russian operation which struck multiple Aleppo neighbourhoods.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Mohammad Jumaa al Alloush Adult male killed
  • Kafaa Fa’our Adult female killed
  • Amina Mohammad al Alloush Child female killed
  • Rawan Mohammad al Alloush Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Civil defence digging a killed man up from under the rubble, who reportedly was a victim of the alleged Russian airstrikes on Marjah, Aleppo (via AMC)
  • A dead body is being digged up from under the rubble following the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Marjah, Aleppo (via HMNNEWS)
  • Aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Marjah, Aleppo (via HMNNEWS)
  • Aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Marjah, Aleppo (via HMNNEWS)
  • Aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Marjah, Aleppo (via HMNNEWS)
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    A three-week old baby was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Marjah, Aleppo (Shehab Agency)
  • A child victim of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Marjah, Aleppo, is being rigged up from under the rubble (via Enab baladi)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]