Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1448

Incident date

October 13, 2016

Location

حي بستان القصر, Bustan al Qasr (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19569, 37.14229 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 51
  • (3–9 children1–8 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–30
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Mohammed Enjrini, with his two daughters Lujain and Malak, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Bustan al Qsar. (via All4Syria)
  • Mohammed Enjrini, with his two daughters Lujain and Malak, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Bustan al Qsar. (via Shabah Revolution)
  • Lujain and Malak, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Bustan al Qsar. (via SN4HR)
  • Image depicting the damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Bustan al Qsar, Oct 13th (via Fouadhallak89)
  • Image depicting the damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Bustan al Qsar, Oct 13th (via Fouadhallak89)
  • Image depicting the damage to civilian homes in the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Bustan al Qsar, Oct 13th (via Fouadhallak89)
  • Mohammed Enjrini, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Bustan al Qsar. (via Fouad Hallak facebook)

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
    10 – 51
  • (3–9 children1–8 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–30
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]