Between eight and 18 civilians – six or seven of whom were reportedly from the same family – were killed in airstrikes in the Tareeq al Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, according to local media. While the majority of sources attributed the event to Russia, both the Shaam news Network and LCCSY, referred to “Russian and Assad warplanes” carrying out strikes in Aleppo on this date, including on Tareeq al Bab, meaning that regime involvement can’t definitively be ruled out. Additionally, a large number of sources didn’t name the culprit.
Zamanmasdr reported the lowest number of people killed: “four martyrs in the neighborhood Tareeq al Bab.”
Most sources including the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR), The Shaam News Network and LCCSY, however, reported the number of casualties around seven and nine.
According to SN4HR, the seven killed included five children and one woman. In a later report it gave some more details on the location, stating that on “Saturday 24 September 2016 at dawn, fixed-wing warplanes, we believe are Russian, fired missiles that targeted residential buildings on the road leading to Al Qaterji neighborhood from Tareaq Al Bab neighborhood”.
HNN reported names and professions of those killed, LCCSY tweeted the same information.
Shahba Press also reported that a nurse and his wife and children were killed, adding that the strike hit “one of the most important water pumping lines”.
Smart News provided the highest number with 18 people reportedly killed in the strike.
Almadenah reported the use of phosphorus bombs.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Mohammad Nour Hamadi Age unknown male Nurse killed
- Umm Abdallah female Midwife killed
- The six children of Mohammad and Umm killed
Sources (33) [ collapse]
from sources (6) [ collapse]
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 'Aleppo neighbourhoods rupture by Russian and Syrian forces' details the events at Al Zabadia on September 25th (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]
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:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.