Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1338

Incident date

September 24, 2016

Location

حي طريق الباب, Tareeq al-Bab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.207438, 37.1990204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 18
  • (6 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ 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
    8 – 18
  • (6 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 (33) [ collapse]