Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1452

Incident date

October 13, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three or four civilians including a woman and a child died and up to seven more were injured in an alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strike on Aleppo’s Al Sakhour neighbourhood, according to local media.

Syrian Press Centre and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights both reported that “Russian warplanes targeted the medical centre in Sakhour, wounding a number of its staff. Additionally, Assad’s artillery was shelling the neighbourhood.”

The Smart News agency said that three civilians including a woman and a child died and seven more people were wounded, some badly, in a Russian Strike. Baladi also put the death toll at three.

But the Syrian Network for Human Rights, who pointed to “suspected Russian warplanes”, put the death count at four, including a child.

The Shaam News Network noted that both Russia and the regime carried out airstrikes on Aleppo on this day.They also reported that use of “all sorts of weapons including bunker busting, cluster, phosphorous and vacuum missiles”.

Halab News listed three victims including one named and two unidentified civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad Illo 10 years old male named by Halab News killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A member of the White Helmets stands in the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Sakhour, Oct 13th. (via Syrianpc)

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 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]