Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1443

Incident date

October 12, 2016

Location

الزبدية, al Zabadia, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1873081, 37.1341324 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians died and up to 10 more were wounded in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrike on Aleppo’s Al Zabadiyeh neighbourhood, according to local media.

Shahba and Micro Syria blamed Russia, putting the death toll at three.

However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Shaam News Network reported that the regime also shelled the area.

Halab News said that there were “five martyrs in Zibdiya as a result of a missile hitting a neighbourhood at 6 pm [Oct 12th]”.

A number of sources didn’t identify the culprit, referring only to “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    Footage showing civilian casualties being dug out of the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck civilian homes in Al Zabadia, Oct 12th (via Baladi)
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    An image showing civilian casualties being dug out of the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck civilian homes in Al Zabadia, Oct 12th. (via Baladi)

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–10
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]