Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1329

Incident date

September 24, 2016

Location

حي بستان القصر, Bustan al Qasr (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19569, 37.14229 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between seven and 25 civilians were reportedly killed and up to 75 more injured in airstrikes on the Bustan Al Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo, according to local media – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

The majority of sources attributed the event to Russia.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “The massacre toll rose to at least 13 victims after alleged Russian warplanes fired on Bustan Al Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo city, September 24, 2016.” But in another tweet, SN4HR blamed the regime for the attack.

Most sources agreed with the number of 13 people killed, while others gave figures slightly below or above.

For example, Annahar News said 25 people were killed in the airstrikes.

Aleqt News and LCCSY gave the lowest estimate with seven people killed.

HNN and other sources mentioned that cluster bombs were used by the Russians in the raids.

But a number of sources, including Al Jazeera, Alkhaleejonline and Alsouria blamed both Russian and Syria aircraft.

AleppoAMC reported “nearly 70 wounded” in the attacks.

All4Syria claimed “heavy shelling with phosphorus incendiary bombs, leading to houses burning down.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 25
  • Civilians reported injured
    75
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • A SN4HR report entitled - 'Aleppo neighborhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events in Al Sakhour (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

  • A SN4HR report entitled - 'Aleppo neighborhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events in Al Sakhour (PDF via SN4HR) [English]

  • A SN4HR report entitled - 'At least 49 massacres in September' details the events in Al Shia Ar, September 27th (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

  • A SN4HR report entitled - 'At least 49 massacres in September' details the events in Al Shia Ar, September 27th (PDF via SN4HR) [English]

  • Bodies of civilians on the streets of Busatn Al Qasr - the human cost of alleged Russian or Regime warplane shelling (via SN4HR)
  • Destruction on the street of Bustan Al Qasr, Aleppo. The consequences of alleged warplane shelling, Sept 24th (via Step)
  • A street in Bustan Al Qasr, left in ruin following alleged Russian warplane shelling, Sept 24th (via Step)
  • Injured civilians in Bustan Al Qasr, the result of suspected Russian shelling, Sept 24th (via Step)
  • Further destruction to the street in Bustan Al Qasr, Aleppo. The impact of alleged Russian warplanes, Sept 24th (via Step)
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    A vert graphic video of many wounded civilians, covered in blood and laid together in rows. The impact of alleged Russian warplane shelling, Sept 24th (via The White Helmets)
  • Civilians with severe injuries in Bustan Al Qasr (via @AleppoAMC)
  • Footage shows the wounded of Bustan Al Qasr - very graphic (via @RevolutionSyria)
  • Mass material destruction throughout Bustan Al Qasr, the effect of alleged Russian bombing (via @thiqanewsagency)

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 – 25
  • Civilians reported injured
    75
  • 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 (38) [ collapse]