Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1332

Incident date

September 24, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and 15 civilians were reported killed and ten more injured in airstrikes on the Al Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though several reports said that barrel bombs had been dropped on the neighbourhood – a weapon known to be used by the Syrian regime.

HNN named two victims. It added that four more people had not been unidentified.

The Shaam News Network reported the use of cluster and phosphorus bombs.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights who pout the death toll at four, said that this included one child and one woman.The number of casualties highly differed among the sources, with Qasioun and All4Syria giving the highest number at 15.

Al Jazeera reported that the Russian airplanes had deliberately hit a market: “The largest number of deaths occurred […] in Al Sakhour where the Russian air force targeted a vegetable market.”

However, Elnasswelshort and Almjhar mentioned the use of “explosive barrels”, a weapon used by the regime, meaning that its involvement can’t be ruled out.

A number of other sources didn’t apportion blame, referring only to strikes by “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Sheikho Child killed
  • Adeeb al Omar Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 15
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Footage of Al Sakhour following alleged Russian shelling, Sept 24th. The White Helmet team use a JCB to work through the rubble in hope to save civilians (Youtube via AMC)
  • Scenes from Al Sakhour following alleged Russian missile strikes, Sept 24th (via @thiqanewsagency)
  • 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 - 'Aleppo neighborhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events in Al Sakhour (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

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
    3 – 15
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]