Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1331

Incident date

September 24, 2016

Location

ارض الحمرا, Ard Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.229216, 37.208977 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between five and 25 civilians died and up to another 25 were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on the Ard Hamra neighbourhood of Aleppo, according to local media.

HNN named two of the victims, and added that six others were unidentified.

All4Syria reported the highest casualty count with 25 saying: “The largest number of victims was in Ard Hamra district, which was targeted with cluster bombs, warplanes and missiles, which caused the deaths of more than 25 civilians.”

Most other sources provided much lower numbers, such as Al Jazeera who reported that “eight were killed by the Russian raids on Ard Hamra and Alsakhur in Aleppo.”

A number of other sources didn’t apportion blame. For example, @MasarPressNet reported “the martyrdom and wounding of about 20 civilians after the bombing with rockets and cluster stereochemistry on the Ard Hamra neighborhood”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Safaa Karim Child killed
  • Mahmoud al Mohammad Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 25
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 25
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]