Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1359

Incident date

September 27, 2016

Location

حي المشهد, Al Mashad (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1834027, 37.1369648 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and eight civilians died in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the Al Mashhad neighbourhood of Aleppo, according to sources on the ground.

LCCSY reported that the neighbourhood was struck with phosphorus bombs, resulting in the death of “four or more people”.

Annahar gave the highest death toll of six civilians.

Most sources including the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the Step News Agency, the Shaam News Network and Syria News Desk reported that either five or six non-combatants died.

Several people were injured in the attack, according to various sources. Al Jazeera wrote: “In the Al Mashhad neighbourhood, east of Aleppo, six people were also killed and scores were injured in high-explosive missile attacks.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the extensive destruction in Al Mashad, civilians killed in alleged Russian strikes and pulled from the rubble, September 27th (via @ALAMAWI)
  • The destruction on the streets of Al Mashad following alleged Russian warplane shelling, September 27th (via @ALAMAWI)
  • Fires blaze in Al Mashad, Aleppo, the aftermath of alleged Russian shelling on September 27th (via @Step_Agency)
  • The White Helmets extinguish fires in Al Mashad following alleged Russian airstrikes, September 27th (via @tv_shada)
  • A blaze in Al Mashad, the impact of alleged Russian shelling on September 27th (via Step)
  • The White Helmets work through the rubble and exinguish fires in Al Mashad, after suspected Russian attacks on September 27th (via Step)
  • The White Helmets and local people survey the scene in Al Mashad following alleged Russian airstrikes on September 27th (via Step)
  • Clouds of smoke plume from a building in Al Mashad - the impact of alleged Russian shelling on September 27th (via Step)

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

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 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (29) [ collapse]