Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1317

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Air raids on the al Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo killed up to two civilians, local media reported. It was unclear whether the attacks were carried out by the regime or by Russia.

Islammemo reported, “two martyrs in al Sakhour.” So did @Sy_Reporter and HNN.

Alaraby News stated that Russian fighters carried out the strike, along with multiple others over Aleppo.

Almjhar News claimed that four warplanes and three helicopters (used by the regime) were involved in actions, though the phrasing made unclear whether all seven aircraft were involved in the Al Sakhour strike.

@Lccsy said that the strikes caused destruction to residential buildings, as did @AleppoAMC (although @AleppoAMC said no civilians were hurt or killed).

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes, Sept 23rd, in al-Sakhour that left parts of the area in complete ruins (via 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
    0 – 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 (22) [ collapse]