Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1316

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

الأنصاري, Al Ansari (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1529125, 37.075864 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A Russian aircraft struck a White Helmets building in Aleppo’s al Ansari neighbourhood, killing eight people, according to local sources. The strike reportedly occurred in conjunction with other strikes on White Helmets buildings in Alhaidariya and Hanano, Alsouria News said.

The White Helmets posted a YouTube video showing the extent of the destruction. A large building was demolished, and at least two ambulances were rendered unusable. A tweet from @shaamnews also included photographs of the destroyed vehicles.

Most other sources gave little additional information, but also reported eight deaths. HNN’s list of martyrs had eight unidentified casualties listed for the incident, and the Shaam News Network’s update included the same.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The neighbourhood of Al Ansari was left in ruins following the alleged Russian airstrikes, Sept 23rd (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • The alleged Russian airstrikes in Al Ansari neighbourhood, Sept 23rd, reportedly destroyed main parts of the White Helmets building, including vital equipment (via Shaam News)
  • The alleged Russian airstrikes destroyed large parts of Al Ansari neighbourhood, Sept 23rd (via Thiqa News 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]