Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1335

Incident date

September 24, 2016

Location

حي باب النيرب, Bab al Nayrab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1918713, 37.1722841 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Five named civilians from the same family, including three children, died as result of either Russian or Syrian regime airstrike in the Bab Nayrab neighbourhood of Aleppo, according to local media.

CNN reported that civilian infrastructure was destroyed in the strike: “As a result of heavy shelling last night, Bab Nayrab station, which provides water to about 250,000 people in the eastern districts of Aleppo stopped pumping because of being badly damaged”. Several other sources also cited damage to the water station amid “violent raids”.

While most sources claimed the strike was conducted by Russia, The Syrian Network for Human Rights said it was the Syrian regime.

According to SN4HR, “five civilians from one family, including three children, have died from bombing of regime warplanes on Bab Neirab neighborhood in the city of Aleppo.”

A later report by SN4HR gave further details on the location of the strike, which reportedly “struck the residential buildings in the vicinity of Al Sena’a circle in Bab Al Nayrab”

Most sources seem to agree with the number of five dead civilians, while LCCSY gives a lower estimate at one person dead and Syrianpc says six died.

Syriamubasher named five victims as:gave details on the name of five victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Alaa Majed Rihawi 4 years old killed
  • Ghram Majid Rihawi 7 months years old killed
  • Raed Majid Rihawi 5 years old killed
  • Fatima al-Numan 24 years old female killed
  • Mahmoud Rihawi 31 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmet rescue team searches for victims in the rubble at Bab Nayrab. The impact of alleged Russian shelling on September 24th (via SN4HR PDF)
  • Civilians found under the rubble in Bab Nayrab by the White Helmets. The human cost of alleged Russian shelling on September 24th (via SN4HR PDF)
  • Photographs of the White Helmet rescue mission in Bab Nayrab following alleged Russian shelling, September 24th (via @ShahbaPress)
  • A report entitled 'Aleppo neighbourhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events at Al Zabadia on September 25th (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

  • A report entitled 'Aleppo neighbourhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events at Al Halak on September 25th (PDF via SN4HR) [English]

  • A report entitled 'At least 49 massacres in September 2016' details events at Tareeq al Bab, September 24th (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]

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
    5 – 6
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]