Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1360

Incident date

September 28, 2016

Location

المعادي, Al Ma'adi, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1914827, 37.1630799 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and 17 civilians were reportedly killed in the Al Ma’adi neighbourhood in Aleppo – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the result of Russian airstrikes or shelling by the Syrian regime.

Syriansnews reported the attack as a joint action: “Seventeen civilians were killed on Wednesday [Sept 28th] and dozens were injured – in an initial toll – in artillery shelling by Assad’s forces and strikes by Russian aircraft.”

Many sources reported that a bakery was hit in the strike. For example, Enabbaladi said: “Six civilians were killed and dozens more injured in a bomb attack on a bakery in the Ma’adi neighborhood of Aleppo.”

According to the Step News Agency,  the strike hit the bakery “when people had gathered to buy bread in the morning.”

Step went on to say that “the Assad regime and its ally Russia deliberately have been bombarding vital centers and targeting civilians in Aleppo city’s neighbourhoods for the tenth day in a row”.

The lowest death count of four was given by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

But Syriapost1, AlHadath, 24Aleppo and others said that as many as 17 people perished.

Syria News Desk reported that three of the victims were children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

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Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 17
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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    What looks like an injured or deceased civilian following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Ma'adi, 28th September 2016. (via Syrian News)
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    Graphic image of a man killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Ma'adi, 28th September 2016. (via freedomrise2)
  • Bread left on the floor following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Ma'adi, 28th September 2016. (via Hibrpress)

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 – 17
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]