Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1322

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

القاطرجي, Al Qaterji (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1995518, 37.1815538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between seven and nine civilians died and at least 15 more were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Aleppo’s Al Qaterjo neighbourhood, according to sources on the ground. An Al Jazeera report claimed that phosphorus and cluster bombs were used in the attack.

@ShbabRevolution tweeted, “seven dead, including a child and about 15 civilians wounded by the strikes of the Russian occupation on Al Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “fixed-wing warplanes we believe are Russian struck Al Qaterji neighborhood, which resulted in the killing of seven individuals including three children and two women” – though a later SN4HR tweet blamed “government warplanes” for the attack.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that regime helicopters had been active over the area.

@AleppoAMC tweeted that a child was wounded, and included a photograph of the child.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Abdallah al Zain 20 years old male killed
  • Fatima al Zain 18 years old killed
  • Mohammad al Zain 14 years old male killed
  • Aya al Zain 16 years old killed

Family members (2)

  • Yasser al Helou 14 years old male killed
  • Yasser's mother - Ghaleb 35 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • (2–3 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A street in Al Qaterji is full of rubble after suspected Russian shelling, Sept 23rd (via @RFS_ NORTH) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • A building in Al Qaterji, part demolished in alleged Russian warplane attacks, Sept 23rd (via @RFS_NORTH) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Further material damage on Al Qaterji, the aftermath of alleged warplane shelling, Sept 23rd (via RFS_NORTH) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Significant material destruction on the streets of Al Qaterji following alleged Russian cluster bombs, Sept 23rd (via @RFS_NORTH) [Page no longer availble -accessed via Airwars archive]
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    Photographs of civilian victims in Al Qaterji - the human cost of alleged Russian warplane shelling, Sept 23rd (via @shbabRevolution)

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
    7 – 9
  • (2–3 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]