Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1461

Incident date

October 15, 2016

Location

Karam al Tarab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19611111, 37.20944444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two or more civilians died and an unspecified number more were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Aleppo’s Karam al Tarab neighbourhood, according to sources on the ground,

Only @Free_TV_SYRIA gave specific casualty figures of two killed – and blamed Russia.

Other sources reported an unspecified number of deaths an injuries, mainly referring only to “warplanes”.

According to Syrian Press Centre, the Russian air force on Sunday [Oct 15th] launched rock-based attacks on the neighbourhoods of Haidariyah, Bab al-Nayrab, Sheikh Fares, Karam al-Tarab, al-Miser, Dahra Awwad, al-Jazmati, Qatana. There are dozens of people trapped under the rubble.”

Other sources reported violet clashes between regime and rebel groups on the outskirts of the neighbourhood. Muheet, for example, said that “the rebels are engaged in fierce battles against the forces of the regime and its militias on the front of Karam Tarab”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]