Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1395

Incident date

October 3, 2016

Location

بستان الباشا, Bustan al Basha, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.226481, 37.168787 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to local media, alleged Russia or Assad regime airstrikes killed six civilians from one family in Aleppo’s Bustan al Basha neighbourhood. Only one child from the family was said to have survived the attack.

Al-Jazeera published a video, showing how the surviving child, named Shihab, was rescued from the rubble while the rest of his family had been killed by the shelling.

All4Syria also reported “after 9 hours of work, civil defense workers managed to rescue the child Shihab from under the rubble while all his family members, which consisted of seven people, were killed under the rubble in Bustan Al-Basha”.

The majority of the sources pointed to Russia as the culprit. Only one sources claimed the incident was caused by the Assad regime. The news site Zamal al Wasl attributed the strike to both Russia and the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Rabi’ Baroud Adult male named by Halab News Network killed
  • Child of Rabi’ Baroud Child named by Halab News Network killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (1–4 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A child named Shihab, moments after he was pulled from the rubble where his home was hit and his father and sibling killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Aksalser )
  • A child named Shihab, moments after he was pulled from the rubble where his home was hit and his father and sibling killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, 7oorya_Alsham)
  • A child named Shihab, moments after he was pulled from the rubble where his home was hit and his father and sibling killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Alnaba_BH )

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

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
    6
  • (1–4 children)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]