Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1454

Incident date

October 14, 2016

Location

القاطرجي, Al Qaterji (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1995518, 37.1815538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians died and up to 12 more were wounded in an airstrike on Aleppo’s Al Qaterji neighbourhood, according to local sources. Multiple reports said that a bakery was struck. The majority of sources attributed the deaths to Russia, though one report also said that the regime had carried out strike on Aleppo on this day.

According to Shahba, “there were four martyrs including a woman and a child, and 12 more people were wounded due to Russian warplanes shelling a bakery”.

The Smart News Agency also put the death toll at four, stating that “the civil defence said they’d recovered three bodies from the rubble including women and children.”

But the Step News Agency reported that the regime may have been involved: “Russian and Syrian warplanes carried out many raids in Aleppo today [Oct 14th]. In Qaterji, a bakery was targeted and one person was killed and others wounded.”

Alaraby said that five people had died, while Nader added that many of the wounded were children.

Halab Today reported the use of phosphorous bombs. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    The chaotic aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Qaterji, Oct 14th. Footage shows civilians being dig from the rubble and children being dropped out of the windows of burning buildings in a desperate attempt to save lives. (via Shahba)
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    An injured child awaits treatment in a medical facility following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Qaterji, 14th October 2016. (via Nader)
  • Destruction to civilian housing blocks by alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids. (via Syrian Arwad)
  • Destruction to civilian housing blocks by alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids. (via Syrian Arwad)
  • Destruction to civilian housing blocks by alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids. (via Syrian Arwad)

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
    2 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]