Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1460

Incident date

October 15, 2016

Location

Al Maysar, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.212011, 37.171227 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Six or seven civilians died 20 more were wounded, including women and children, in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Aleppo’s Al Mayysar neighbourhood, according to sources on the ground.

Halab News listed six unidentified civilians as killed in a Russian strike. But Shahba Press put the death toll at seven.

Alaraby reported that “the media activist, Louay Barakat, said that ‘a Russian warplane targeted the Al Mayssar neighbourhood, east of the city of Aleppo, with several air strikes, killing six civilians and wounding more than 20 others, including women children”.

But Shaam suggested that the regime may have played a part in the attack. It reported: “Russian and Al-Assad planes also raided the neighbourhoods of Al-Mayser, Sheikh Saeed, Al-Dikar, Bab Al-Nasr, Karam Al-Nozha, Mashhad, Sheikh Fares, Al-Qatana and Al-Haidariyah, which led to the fall 26 martyrs.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 7
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

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
    6 – 7
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]