Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1355

Incident date

September 26, 2016

Location

حي بستان القصر, Bustan al Qasr (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19569, 37.14229 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and 13 civilians were reported killed alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery strikes on the Bustan Al Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least three civilians including a child died due to alleged Russian warplanes missiles firing on Bustan Al Qasr neighborhood in Aleppo city”

AleppoAMC posted a picture of a five-year-old child, whose dead body was recovered from the rubble.

But Halab News reported that the strike was conducted by helicopters, meaning that regime involvement can’t be ruled out – while Shahed-alep said that the civilian harm was caused by artillery shelling.

Smart News put the death toll at 13 with six more injured, noting the use of cluster bombs in the attack.

However, most sources put the death toll at five.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Bakri Sinda 5 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 13
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Footage shows many wounded civilians on the back of a vehicle in Bustan al Qasr, September 26th. The human cost of alleged Russian warplane shelling. (Tweet via @mabw7773)
  • A photograph of Bakri Sinda who died in suspected Russian shelling on Bustan al Qasr, September 26th. The child was pulled from the rubble by the Civil Defense team. (via @AleppoAMC)

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 – 13
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]