Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1340

Incident date

September 25, 2016

Location

الهلّك, al Halak, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.231951, 37.170997 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and five civilians from the same family were reportedly killed in either Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the Al Halak neighbourhood of Aleppo.

Sources like LCCSY, HNN and Islammemo reported that the strikes were conducted by Russian warplanes. Syrian Press Center added that cluster bombs and phosphorus were used.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Youm7 and Qasioun blamed the Syrian regime for the attack. Almodon added that barrel bombs were dropped on the neighbourhood.

Alwatan provided the lowest estimate of casualty numbers: “Three civilians, including a woman, were killed in bombing by Russian warplanes in Al Halak neighbourhood in the city of Aleppo.”

Alaraby said five people were killed and also mentioned the use of outlawed weapons: “Five people from one family were killed, due to the targeting of their home in the Al Halak neighborhood with cluster bombs.”

Various sources mentioned that several people were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Mustapha Yasser Hassan 19 years old killed
  • Colin Hamza Mustapha 40 years old killed
  • Mustapha Ahmad Mustafa 40 years old killed
  • Mansh Zbeir Mustapha 40 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (3) [ 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
    4 – 5
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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]