Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1318

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

المعادي, Al Ma'adi, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1914827, 37.1630799 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians were killed in the al Ma’adi neighbourhood of Aleppo on September 23rd by a bombing raid, local sources reported. Reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime was to blame. Halab News Network said three civilians died and named two of them.

Extremely graphic photographs from @AleppoAMC showed at least two different dead bodies being removed, and another body wrapped in a rug. The report also mentioned “several wounded.”

@syriapost1 stated that barrel bombs were dropped. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, two of the fatalities were children.

Although some sources, such as @Lccsy and @Sy_Reporter, said Russian aircraft were responsible, according to @SyrianArwad, the aircraft involved included four planes and three helicopters, a report which All4Syria and Almjhar corroborated.

The strikes were reportedly part of a larger campaign against Aleppo, which All4Syria said included over 100 strikes within a couple hours.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Amjad Bilal Age unknown male killed
  • Abdallah Khawja Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
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    Images of wounded and dead caused by the airstrikes carried out by either Russian or Syrian warplanes in al-Ma'adi, Sept 23rd (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
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]