Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1343

Incident date

September 25, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between one and 15 civilians were killed in either Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the Al Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo, local media reported.

Microsyria reported 15 civilians were killed in the raids.

According to Almesryoon, civilian infrastructure was struck by Russian jet, including “popular markets and bakeries”.

Hassannkanjo wrote on Twitter: “Russian aviation targets the Al Sakhour neighbourhood  with internationally banned phosphorous bombs.”

However, Almadinco and Allsory_alhor cited the use of barrel bombs which could indicate Syrian regime involvement.

Moreover, according to the Smart News Agency, “regime Warplanes targeted the Al Sakhour and Bustan Ak Kaser neighbourhoods with missiles, but these did not explode”.

Additionally, the use of “internationally banned phosphorous bombs” – allegedly dropped by Russia – was noted by in a tweet by @Hssankanjo.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustapha Fares Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 15
  • 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 (21) [ 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
    1 – 15
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]