Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1399

Incident date

October 4, 2016

Location

الهلّك, Hallak, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.231951, 37.170997 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians died in an incident in Hallak, Aleppo, according to local media – though it was unclear whether they were killed by Russian or regime strikes or by a sniper

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least 4 civilians including a woman were killed by suspected Russian warplanes shelling”.

Other sources however reported that only one civilian was killed, and that he was killed by Kurdish snipers – these sources were Nabd Syria, AleppoAMC and @Alikdour.

Ali-Kodur  accused the  “YPD and PKK of using snipers everyday”.

The twitter account @Syrianmubasher said that one civilian had been killed by an “SDF sniper”.

Egypt Today and LCCSY attributed the event to Russia while al-Jazeera and Syrian News pointed to the Assad regime as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • 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, Kurdish Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Unnamed civilian allegedly killed by a sniper. (via, Ali-Kodur)

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

Kurdish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Kurdish Armed Forces
  • Kurdish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • 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, Kurdish Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]