Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1476

Incident date

October 17, 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

Five civilians from one family including three children and one woman died and up to 20 more were wounded in an airstrike on Aleppo’s Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood. Most sources blamed Russia for the attack, though one also pointed to the Syrian regime.

According to Zamanalwasl, “Russian aircraft targeted the Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood with a rocket, which resulted in the deaths of five civilians from one family, including children.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights didn’t apportion blame, but said that the victims included three children and a woman.

@Syriapost1 and @SYR_REV_NEWS 20 added that a further 20 people were injured.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights also blamed the regime, reporting that “at least four civilians (three children and their father) died due to government warplanes (allies) missiles firing on Bustan Al Qasr neighborhood in Aleppo city, October 18, 2016.”

Halab News, who said that Russia was responsible, listed five victims from one family including one unidentified civilian.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Mohamamd Rida Hassoun Adult male killed
  • Yasser Hassoun Age unknown killed
  • Ismail Hassoun Age unknown killed
  • Ahmad Hassoun Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children6–1 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
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    A family was killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on 17th October 2016. (via SN4HR)
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    A family was killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on 17th October 2016. (via Zamanalwasl)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Aleppo’s Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood, Oct 17th (via baladietwork)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Aleppo’s Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood, Oct 17th (via baladietwork)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Aleppo’s Bustan al Qasr neighbourhood, Oct 17th (via baladietwork)

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
    5
  • (3 children6–1 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]