Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1339

Incident date

September 24, 2016

Location

الفردوس, Al Fardous (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.180995, 37.151892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to local reports between three and 19 people including two children and one woman were killed in airstrikes on the Al Ferdos neighbourhood of Aleppo. Up to dozens more were reported wounded. While most sources blamed Russia, the involvement of the Syrian regime can’t be ruled out, as according to the Shaam News Network, “Russian and Assad enemy planes continue their intense air strikes on the city of Aleppo and its countryside using all kinds of clonic weapons and phosphorous and cluster spatial and explosive barrels” – including on Al Ferdos.

Zamanmasdar was among several sources that gave the lowest death count of three.

But Syrians News, Syria2011, the Shaam News Network, Qasioun and Al Buraq said that as many as 19 people died – though these sources didn’t all name the culprit.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights added that a woman was killed in the attack: “At least four people including a woman died due to alleged Russian warplanes firing missiles on Al Ferdos neighbourhood in Aleppo city.” In a subsequent report, it added that two children also died – and raised the death count to “eight, at least”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fahd Ashtar Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 19
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • A demolished building in Al Ferdos, the impact of alleged Russian attacks on September 24th (via Smart)
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    The White Helmets remove civilians from the rubble in Al Ferdos. The human cost of alleged Russian shelling, September 24th (via Erem)
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    A civilian carried away from destruction in Al Ferdos following suspected Russian attacks, September 24th (via Arem)
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    The White Helmet rescue team finds victims under the rubble in Al Ferdos - the impact of alleged Russian shelling, September 24th (via Arem)
  • A local person or White Helmet member searches through the rubble in Al Ferdos following alleged Russian shelling, September 24th (via Erem)
  • A street in Al Ferdos reveals evidence of alleged Russian shelling on September 24th (via SHRC)
  • 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]

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 – 19
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]