Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1421

Incident date

October 9, 2016

Location

حي الصالحين, Salheen (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1807701, 37.167263 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three men died in an airstrike on the al-Salheen neighbourhood in Aleppo, according to sources on the ground. The majority of sources attributed the event to the Assad regime, though there was one allegation against Russia.

LCCSY reported that “three civilians were martyred and others were seriously injured due to Russian airstrikes with cluster bombs on the Salihin neighbourhood”.

The use of cluster bombs was noted.

Most sources – Syria HR, All4Syria, Enab Baladi, Micro Syria, Halab Today and VDC – blamed the regime. However, LCCSY pointed to Russia as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ammar Juneid Age unknown reported that they were “activists”, identified by All4Syria killed
  • Ahmad Abu Alnoor Age unknown male reported that they were “activists”, identified by All4Syria killed
  • Mosa Almohammed Age unknown named by VDC killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Salheen, 9th October 2016. (via Thiqa)
  • Damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Salheen, 9th October 2016. (via Thiqa)
  • Damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Salheen, 9th October 2016. (via Thiqa)
  • Damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Salheen, 9th October 2016. (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
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]