Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1378

Incident date

October 1, 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

Up to two people including a child died and several more were wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Aleppo’s al Sakhour neighbourhood, according to sources on the ground. Reports said that the strike hit a hospital.

According to IranArabSpring, “an unidentified six-year-old child’s body was delivered to the mortuary in Aleppo. He was killed in Al-Sakhour hospital shelling”.

Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera reported that “two people were killed and others wounded due to Russian and regime warplanes shelling in Al-Sakhour hospital”.

Many sources, such as Hamsa al-Yousef and Halab News, reported the use of chlorine gas, cluster and phosphorous bombs.

Sources were split on whether Russia or the regime were to blame – though it was suggested that both parties played a role.

According to LCCSY, “Assad’s helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the field hospital in #Sakhour neighborhood while Russian warplanes targeted it with two cluster bombs and a bunker-busting bomb, which left one civilian dead and put the hospital out of service”.

Rudaw News reported that “regime helicopters targeted Al-Sakhour hospital with explosive barrels and destroyed it. Some were killed and others wounded”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • 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
from sources (13) [ collapse]

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    The remnants of a hospital which was struck by an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on 1st October 2016. Footage shows wounded and civilian casualties. (via, Baladi)
  • The exact moments the alleged Russian or Syrian regime phosphorous bombs struck Al Sakhour. (via Baladi)
  • Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime strike. (via, SUDsyria)
  • Damage to the inside of Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Smart News)
  • Damage to the inside of Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Smart News)
  • Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime strike. (via, Smart News)
  • Damage to the inside of Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Smart News)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Rozana FM)
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    The body of an unidentified 6 year old child, killed in the alleged Russian and Syrian raid on Al Sakhour. (via, IranArabspring)
  • Damage to the inside of Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Thiqa)
  • Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime strike. (via, Thiqa)
  • Damage to the inside of Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Thiqa)
  • Damage to the inside of Al-Sakhour hospital in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Thiqa)

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 October 1st – 19th 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 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • 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]