Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1330

Incident date

September 24, 2016

Location

حي المشهد, Al Mashad (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1834027, 37.1369648 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between six and eight civilians including five children and one woman were reportedly killed in an airstrike in the Al Mashhad neighbourhood in Aleppo. Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

Most sources seven civilians died in the attack.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights elaborated on the location of the attack in its report: “Russian fixed-wing warplanes fired missiles that targeted the residential buildings in the vicinity of the Hamza mosque in the Al Mashhad neighborhood, located in Aleppo city and under the control of armed opposition factions, which resulted in the killing of seven individuals; most of whom were from the same family, including five children and one woman.”

However, in a separate post, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “government warplanes and its allies”, meaning that regime involvement can’t be definitively ruled out.

Additionally, @SRG_Syria,@jisirtv and @RFS_NORTH, reported the use of explosive barrels by helicopters, a weapon used by the regime.

According to Syriamubasher, several people were injured in the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Rayan Termatini 10 years old killed
  • Jana Termatini 7 years old killed
  • Lana Termatini 4 years old killed
  • Rimas Termatini 1 years old killed
  • Abdallah Mbayyad 60 years old male killed
  • Rahaf Shahrour 35 years old killed
  • Hamza Akoul 2 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 8
  • (5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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
    6 – 8
  • (5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]