Between 10 and 51 civilians including an entire family died and up to 30 more were wounded in an airstrike on Aleppo’s Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood, according to source son the ground. The majority of reports blamed Russia for the incident, though the Shaam News Network said that regime warplanes also carried out strikes in Aleppo on this day.
Al Jazeera was among sources blaming Russia and put the death toll at 26 people. However, Micro Syria said that 50 had died including eight women and nine children, with dozens more wounded. The highest death count was given by Toufi11q082 who tweeted that 51 died, people who were “dreaming of a country but were slaughtered in front of the whole world”.
Multiple sources listed the A’njarini family as killed. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “a family died in suspected Russian forces shelling on Bustan Al Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo city in October 13… The girls Lojain and Malak who were Taekwondo players died, along with their father Mohammad Anjarini, a Taekwondo instructor, and his wife”.
Syrian News network claimed that “Russian warplanes shellings in Aleppo killed more than 15 civilians including Mohammed Enjrini, with his two daughters Lujain and Malak, and his wife Alya’a Bassot and her fetous as she was pregnant, and only one child of his family was still alive”.
But the Shaam News Network noted regime strikes Aleppo on this day, meaning that the civilian harm could have been caused by regime jets. SNN said that “Assad and Russian enemy planes launched intense strikes using all sorts of weapons including bunker busting missiles, cluster bombs, phosphorous and vacuum missiles, on Aleppo and its countryside leading to the fall of buildings over residents’ heads. This resulted in 11 martyrs in the Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood”.
On Facebook, Fouad Hallak reported that “Captain Mohammad A’njarini [Abu Hassan] a taikwando teacher was killed with his wife and two daughters [Lajeen and Malak] following warplane shelling the of Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo this morning [Oct 13th]. His son Hassan who was sleeping at his grandfather’s house and survived.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Mohammad A’njarini Adult male named by Halab News killed
- Wife of Mohammad A’njarini, Alya’a Bassot Adult female pregnant named by Halab News killed
- he child Malak A’njarini Child named by Halab News killed
- The child Lajeen A’njarini Child named by Halab News killed
- Ahmad Raslan Age unknown named by Halab News killed
- Abu Tawfiq Age unknown named by Halab News killed
- Kawthar Ibrahim Child named later by Fouadhallak89 killed
Sources (31) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st – 19th 2016.