Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1428

Incident date

October 11, 2016

Location

الفردوس, Al Fardous (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.180995, 37.151892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In what local media described as “a massacre”, between six and 16 civilians died in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and artillery strikes on Aleppo’s al-Ferdos neighbourhood. Up to 50 more people were reportedly wounded in the attack.

In a video taken by SafwanAhmad1, of a civilian casualty being dug from the rubble another airstrike hits suggested there were multiple raids on the area within the time frame.

The death counts varied. Thiqa News Agency reported that only four were killed, while most of the other sources reported that the number rose to around 14.

The Twitter account Hasan07136891 reported that there were “16 martyrs in the initial death toll, four of the same family, the majority of them children. they were killed by Russian warplanes”.

According to Ara News, the strikes hit  a local market with three missiles “killing 14 civilians including women and children and wounding dozens more. Shops and properties were burnt and destroyed, and the civil defense searched for survivors under the rubble”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that at least four children were among the victims.

Syrian Press Center added that 51 people were wounded – and blamed regime warplanes.

The majority of sources attributed the event to Russia, though  Syria Mubasher and the Syria Press Center blamed the regime. Human Rights Watch and Shaam News Network pointed to both Russia and the Assad regime as the culprits.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 16
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–51
  • 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 (45) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Civilian walks through the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Assad regime raid on Al Fardous, Oct 11th (via, Hope_iran)
  • Destruction to civilian housing can be seen here in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Fardous, Oct 11th (via Hope_iran)
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    A child killed by an alleged Russian and Syrian airstrike on 11th October 2016 in Al Fardous. (via Faredseraj)
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    A child killed by an alleged Russian and Syrian airstrike on 11th October 2016 in Al Fardous. (via Faredseraj)
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    A child killed by an alleged Russian and Syrian airstrike on 11th October 2016 in Al Fardous. (via Faredseraj)
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    A child killed by an alleged Russian and Syrian airstrike on 11th October 2016 in Al Fardous. (via Faredseraj)
  • Destruction to civilian housing can be seen here in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Fardous. (via Thiaq)
  • Huge destruction to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Thiqa)
  • Huge destruction to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Thiqa)
  • Huge destruction to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Thiqa)
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    A child receives first aid while he is still trapped in the rubble. (via Yasser alrahil)
  • Huge destruction to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Step)
  • Civilians in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Fardous. (via Step)
  • Destruction to civilian housing can be seen here in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Fardous. (via Step)
  • Civilians in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Al Fardous. (via Step)
  • Blood stains the rubble in Al Fardous. (via Thiqa)
  • A member of the White Helmets runs to attend the incident. (via Thiqa)
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    The body of a civilian casualty is trapped under the rubble. Killed in an alleged Russian ans Syrian regime raid on 10th October 2016. (via Thiqa)
  • Huge destruction to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Thiqa)
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    An injured child is rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via Ammarjaber8)
  • A survivor of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Fardous. (via AMC)
  • A survivor of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Fardous. (via AMC)
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    A casualty of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Fardous. (via AMC)
  • Survivors of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Fardous. (via AMC)
  • A civilian casualty is carried from the scene. (via Shahba)
  • Survivors of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Fardous. (via Shahba)
  • Civilian homes are flattened by an alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplane, 10th October 2016. (via Baladi)
  • Civilian homes are flattened by an alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplane, 10th October 2016. (via Baladi)
  • Civilian homes are flattened by an alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplane, 10th October 2016. (via Baladi)
  • Civilian homes are flattened by an alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplane, 10th October 2016. (via Baladi)
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    Civilian casualties are bundled into a truck to be carried from the scene. (via AlaaAljaber)
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    Seriously injured children in the back f an ambulance waiting to be taken to a medical facility. (via Ms_MahaS )
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    Attempting to clear up in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. Footage also shows White Helmets digging civilians from the rubble. (via HNN)
  • Survivors of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Fardous. (via Zamanalwasl )
  • Civilians are dug up from the rubble in the aftermath of the raid. (via Aleppo24)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid. (via Shahed-alep )
  • An image of part of the market which was struck and destroyed. (via Ara)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Al Fardous by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, 10th October 2016. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Al Fardous by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, 10th October 2016. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Al Fardous by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, 10th October 2016. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Al Fardous by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, 10th October 2016. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Al Fardous by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, 10th October 2016. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Al Fardous by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, 10th October 2016. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the airstrike on Al Fardous by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, 10th October 2016. (via Smart)
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    Another airstike hits Al Fardous as civilians are dug up from beneath the rubble. (via SafwanAhmad1)
  • An image of part of the market which was struck and destroyed. (via RFS)
  • Civilians clearing up rubble and searching for civilian casualties in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Step)
  • Civilians clearing up rubble and searching for civilian casualties in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Step)
  • Civilians clearing up rubble and searching for civilian casualties in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Step)
  • Civilians clearing up rubble and searching for civilian casualties in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Step)
  • Civilians clearing up rubble and searching for civilian casualties in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Step)
  • Civilians clearing up rubble and searching for civilian casualties in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, Step)

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
    6 – 16
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–51
  • 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

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