Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1358

Incident date

September 27, 2016

Location

الشعار, Al Shia Ar, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2085139, 37.1855771 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between nine and 27 civilians including six children were reportedly killed and dozens more wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the Al Shia’ar neighbourhood of Aleppo.

LCCSF reported the lowest number: “Five martyrs and more than 15 wounded were reported among civilians due to Russian airstrikes targeting Al Shia’ar neighbourhood in the besieged part of Aleppo.”

Alamawi and Maryam Gheytani reported that 24 people, among them many children and women, were killed.

But Syriansnews put the death toll as high as 27.

According to Sdusyria, four families were trapped after the rubble as one of missiles struck a residential building.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that the incident took place in Al Albesa Al Rejjaliya Street, while Step News added that a four-storey building was hit.

While most sources pointed directly to Russia as the culprit, Douma.Revolution referred to a “bombing by the aircraft of Assad and his ally Russia”, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “government forces and its allies”.

Syriapost1 and other sources named the following victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Raghad Sheikh Qassem 6 years old killed
  • Aisha Sheikh Qassem 1 years old killed
  • Sabah Sheikh Qassem 6 years old killed

Family members (3)

  • Hussein Akhtarini 6 years old killed
  • Eman Akhtarini 20 years old killed
  • Hayat Akhtreni 24 years old killed
  • Hadil Farhoudi 5 years old killed
  • Wafa Hamsho 50 years old killed
  • Khaled Kafr Nawi 12 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 27
  • (6 children2–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (36) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Footage of the extensive material destruction on the Al Shia Ar neighbourhood of Aleppo, the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes, September 27th (Youtube via 963 963)
  • A building in Al Shia Ar, Aleppo, destroyed following alleged Russian warplane shelling, September 27th (Youtube via Step)
  • A reporter shows the extent of material damage in the Al Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, September 27th (Youtube via Halab Today TV)
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    The child Ghazal Akhtarini is pulled from the rubble after surviving the alleged Russian attacks on Al Shia Ar, September 27th (Youtube via Thaer Mohammed)
  • Extensive material destruction on Al Shia Ar, the impact of alleged Russian warplane shelling, September 27th (via Enabbaladi)
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    A child is treated and saved, for injuries sustained in alleged Russian warplane shelling, September 27th (via @Omar_Madaniah)
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    A graphic image of a civilian trapped within a demolished building in Al Shia Ar, the impact of alleged Russian warplane shelling, September 27th (via @RevolutionSyria)
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    A medic carries a civilian child away from the site in Al Shia Ar, following alleged Russian strikes, September 27th (via @syria7ra)
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    Photographs of civilians caught in the rubble and the extensive material destruction on Al Shia Ar. The impact of alleged Russian shelling, September 27th. (@ShahbPress)
  • Graphic video of civilian children pulled from the rubble by the White Helmet rescue team in Al Shia Ar, September 27th (via @RevolutionSyria)
  • Rescue teams attempt to save civilians from the destructions in Al Shia Ar, the aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes, September 27th. (via @AleppoAMC)
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    Photographs the civilians rescued from the rubble in Al Shia Ar, following alleged Russian strikes, September 27th (via @AleppoAMC)
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    A very distressing image of a child covered in blood and dust in Al Shia Ar, following alleged Russian warplane attacks, September 27th (via @mo3taz_khattab)
  • A birds eye photograph of a street in Al Shia Ar, destroyed following alleged Russian airstrikes, September 27th (via HNN Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • A man stands amongst the rubble in Al Shia Ar, following alleged Russian strikes, September 27th (via HNN Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • A street scene in Al Shia Ar following alleged Russian airstrikes, September 27th (via HNN Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A little boy held in the arms of a White Helmet member, following alleged Russian warplane shelling on Al Shia Ar, September 27th (via @shbabRevolution)
  • Footage of the rescue mission in Al Shia Ar, the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes, September 27th (Youtube via SNN)
  • A SN4HR report entitled - 'At least 49 massacres in September' details the events in Al Shia Ar, September 27th (PDF via SN4HR) [English]

  • A SN4HR report entitled - 'At least 49 massacres in September' details the events in Al Shia Ar, September 27th (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

  • A civilian boy held in the arms of a local man in Al Shia Ar reveals the human cost of alleged Russian shelling, September 27th (via SN4HR report)
  • A civilian child wrapped in cloth and held by a medic, allegedly killed by Russian warplanes in Al Shia Ar. The photograph appeared against reports of different incidents - therefore it is unclear if it should be attributed to events in Al Shia Ar on September 27th (via SN4HR report)

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
    9 – 27
  • (6 children2–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (36) [ collapse]