Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1424

Incident date

October 10, 2016

Location

Sadd al Loz, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.211051, 37.18144 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including a child and a woman died and up to 20 more people were injured in air and/or artillery strikes on Sad al-Luz in Aleppo, according to sources on the ground. The majority of reports blamed the Assad regime, though there was also an allegation against Russia.

The media opposition activist Abdul Majid al-Halabi told t Syria News Desk that “five civilians, including a child, were killed and seven others wounded in the Sadd al Loz neighborhood east of Aleppo, following two raids targeting residential sites. The strikes  resulted in widespread destruction to property”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a woman was among the victims.

The number of injured varied among the sources, but Ara News reported that up to that 20 were left wounded.

According to the Step News Agency, “a man and a child were killed when civilian homes were targeted in Sadd al Loz by regime forces”

Most sources pointed to the Assad regime as the culprit. Among these were Ara News, Step News and Syrian PC. However, Shaam News Network and Syria News Desk attributed the strikes to both the Assad regime and Russia, and the incident is therefore contested.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–20
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A market which was struck by alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids. (via, Ara News)
  • Huge amounts of damage to civilian homes following an alleged Russian and Syrian raid on Saad a Loz. (via. 963 963)
  • The White Helmets attempt to clear up the huge amount of damage to civilian homes. (via, AMC)

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 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–20
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]